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Monday, September 28, 2009

History of Internet

At a glance: Changing phases

- August 1991: Tim Berners-Lee releases web software.

- December 1991: First web server outside Europe goes online.

- November 1992: 26 servers now online.

- April 1993: Mosaic web browser from Windows released. World Wide Web (www) made available to all for free.

- May 1993: First online newspaper, the Tech published by students from MIT, launched.

- June 1993: HTML programming, used to create WebPages, released.

- October 1994: Bill Clinton puts www.whitehouse.gov on the web. Netscape browser released.

- February 1995: Radio HK becomes first dedicated online radio station.

- July 1995: Amazon.com launched.

- August 1995: Internet Explorer released.

- September 1995: Ebay.com launched.

- July 1996: Hotmail launched.

- December 1997: Term "blog" coined, meaning weblog.

- September 1998: Google opens first office in a garage in California.

- January 2000: dot-com boom reaches peak.

- August 2000: Nearly 20 million websites online.

- November 2001: Pope John Paul II sends first papal e-mail.

- April 2003: Apple's itunes music download service launches.

- July 2004: Tim Berners-Lee receives a knighthood.

- August 2006: There are now over 92,615,362 websites online

2 comments:

  1. Good one on HTML Programming and it helps a lot.

    Thanks,
    Mark - USMLE Solutions & Absite

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