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(1992) The term "Surfing the Internet" is coined and popularized. The line-mode browser launches. It is the first readily accessible browser for the World Wide Web.
(1993) CERN places its World Wide Web technology in the public domain, donating it to the world Marc Andreessen purposes the IMG HTML tag to allow the display of images on the web
(1994) 11 million American households are “equipped to ride the information superhighway.” Yahoo! is created by Stanford University graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo. They originally named the site “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web.”
(1995) 18 million American homes are now online, but only 3% of online users have ever signed on to the World Wide Web. Microsoft releases Windows 95 and the first version of Internet Explorer.
(1996) 77% of online users send or receive e-mail at least once every few weeks, up from 65% in 1995.
(1997) Google.com registers as a domain.
(1998) AOL launches AOL 4.0 and inundates American homes with CD-ROM mailers. AOL membership jumps from 8 million to 16 million members.
(1999) 41% of adults are using the internet and the weather is the most popular online news attraction.
(2000) 40 million Americans – or 48% of internet users have purchased a product online.
(2001) Jimmy Wales launches Wikipedia. Users write over 20,000 encyclopedia entries in the first year.
(2002) Social networking site Friendster.com launches, but is quickly overtaken by Facebook.
(2003) MySpace.com is founded and quickly adopted by musicians seeking to share music and build their fan bases.
(2004) Mozilla releases Firefox 1.0.
(2005) 9% of internet users (13 million Americans) went online to donate money to the victims of Gulf Coast hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
(2007) 36% of American online adults consult Wikipedia.
(2009) Microsoft’s Bing search engine launches. 69% of Americans turn to the internet to cope with and understand the recession.
(2011) Google+ launches.
(2014) 45% of internet users ages 18-29 in serious relationships say the internet has had an impact on their relationship.
(1989) The World Wide Web begins as a CERN AOL launches its instant messenger chat service and begins welcoming users.
(1990) 42% of American adults have used a computer. Worlds first website and server go live at CERN
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