The Internet’s History

Source: Our World in Data Published: April 2019

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)