Evolution of the Internet
Updated: 7/25/2020
Evolution of the Internet
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  • The First satellite was called Sputnik I, it was launched on the 4th of October, 1957 in the middle of the cold war. The satellite weighed 86.3kg and took 93 minutes to orbit earth. The launch assisted in political, military and scientific developments.
  • In 1962 computer scientist J.C.R Licklider of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) thought of the idea to create a global computer network, that countries all over the world could share.
  • In 1973 Robert Metcalfe developed a system using cables that were connected to phone lines that would be able to transfer more data. The internet became more secure and would not crash as frequently.
  • In 1982 the PhoneNet system created the first commercial network. This enabled people to have their data systems and phone numbers to be personally contacted via the internet.
  • Microsoft launches Windows 95; Amazon, Yahoo and eBay all launch, Internet Explorer launches and Java is created in 1995 which creates lots more internet activity. Online shopping became popular and people started using the internet for entertainment.
  • During the 2000s google becomes the most used web browser. By 2001 most publicly traded dotcom companies are gone. This decade also is the beginning of wifi and the most popular social media apps such and instagram, snapchat and pinterest.
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