Have you ever read about the completeinternet history? Today, the internet is one of the biggest things on
Earth. Its reaches go all around the world.
Perhaps the only places that it cannot reach are those areas
without any source of electricity. Have you ever wondered how the internet
started? It had to have started somewhere, sometime ago.
Here in this article, we will not dabble too much on the
specifics of the complete internet history since there are so many names and
technical jargon that many people will probably not understand. Instead, we
shall discuss some of the internet’s milestones instead.

Internet History Highlights

1969 – ARPANET
should be considered the “caveman” version of the internet. In this year, the
ARPANET had the first nodes installed and these nodes were able to carry the
first packets of information.
1972 – This was
the year when email was first invented by Ray Tomlinson. Because of this
invention, the @ sign was also made popular. Within this year, much of the
exchange at ARPANET were due to emails.
1973 – ARPANET
has finally gained its first international connections through the University
College of London and also NORSAR (Norway)
1974 – “A
Protocol for Packet Network Interconnection” was published by Vint Cert
and Bob Kahn. This published work was about TCP.
1976 – This was
the year when Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded the Apple computer. Now we
know that this company has been around for a long time.
1980 – The predecessor
to the World Wide Web, “Enquire Within”, was a program that was developed by
Tim Berners-Lee
1981 – DOS was
created by Microsoft.
1982 – Have you
ever wondered how the smileys began? Well, it was this year when Scott Fahlman
suggested the uses of the basic smileys, 🙂 and 🙁 so that emotions can be
conveyed in emails.
1988 – The first
internet worm was created and it was able to infect 6,000 computers. This was
what prompted the developers to make the internet safer.
1990 – The year
when ARPANET ends. Tim Berners-Lee has then invented the World Wide Web.
1993 – Web
browsers Mosaic and Netscape were both invented this year.
1994 – Yahoo! Was
popularized on the internet.
1995 – Windows 95
was released. Amazon and Ebay were both established during this year which
started the era of trade and ecommerce on the internet.
1996 – Internet
Explorer was the browser invented and placed in the Microsoft operating
systems.
1998 – The year
when Google was finally introduced to the internet.
2004 – Facebook
was launched by Mark Zuckerberg. Flickr was also launched in the same year.
2005 – YouTube
and Skype launched on the internet, making it easier for people to view clips
online and also talk freely through the internet.
2006 – Twitter
was created.
This may not be the complete internet history, but it
highlights the milestones of the internet and what has occurred throughout the
years. The humble beginnings of the internet during the 60’s have blown up into
the online world that we have today.
If you want a more complete internet history so you could
have names of the people who coined the internet and all the other past names
of computers as well, then you can simply run a search for it online. Actually,
much of the development of the internet happened before 1992 when the ARPANET
was still in use.
Today, it has been replaced with the more advanced World
Wide Web.
The complete internet history is written by many researchers
all over the internet. In this article, we have mostly just touched on the highlights
of the popular internet culture today in case you are wondering how Facebook
and other social media sites came about.
When did you first hear about the internet? Where you an
early adopter, or slow to adapt to the new technology?

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