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Source: Our World in Data
Published: April 2019

The Internet’s History

Circulated: December 6, 2019

  • 1965: the first email system MAILBOX was used at MIT
  • 1972: Email is invented allowing for messages between computers
  • 1989: World Wide Web created
  • 1991: First web page published
  • 1994: Netscape web browser released
  • 1995: eBay, Yahoo, and Amazon.com
  • 1997: Google search
  • 1999: Alibaba and Napster
  • 2001: Wikipedia
  • 2004: Facebook
  • 2005: YouTube and Google Maps
  • 2007: iPhone
  • 2008: Github and Chrome browser
  • 2009: Whatsapp, Uber, Bitcoin, Blockchain
  • 2010: Instagram
  • 2011: WeChat and Siri
  • 2014: Amazon Alexa
  • 2018: EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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