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The Internet 7
By Melissa Edwards

  1. 1965

    First internet communication

    "Two computers at MIT Lincoln Lab communicate with one another using packet-switching technology."

  2. 1972

    Emails are made possible

    "BBN’s Ray Tomlinson introduces network email. The Internetworking Working Group (INWG) forms to address need for establishing standard protocols."

  3. 1973

    The internet is born

    "Global networking becomes a reality as the University College of London (England) and Royal Radar Establishment (Norway) connect to ARPANET. "

  4. 1976

    Queen Elizabeth II hits the “send button” on her first email


  5. 1982

    TCP/IP becomes the protocole suite

    "Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP), as the protocol suite, commonly known as TCP/IP, emerge as the protocol for ARPANET. This results in the fledgling definition of the Internet as connected TCP/IP internets. TCP/IP remains the standard protocol for the Internet."

  6. 1983

    Doman Name System is born

    "The Domain Name System (DNS) establishes the familiar .edu, .gov, .com, .mil, .org, .net, and .int system for naming websites. This is easier to remember than the previous designation for websites, such as 123.456.789.10."

  7. 1987

    Internet hosting expands

    "The number of hosts on the Internet exceeds 20,000. Cisco ships its first router."

  8. 1998

    The Google search engine is born

    "Changing the way users engage with the Internet."

  9. 2000

    The dot-com bubble bursts

    "Web sites such as Yahoo! and eBay are hit by a large-scale denial of service attack, highlighting the vulnerability of the Internet. AOL merges with Time Warner."

  10. 2004

    The era of social networking begins

    "Facebook goes online"

  11. 2010

    Facebook reaches 400 million active users


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