1995: The first online dating site, Match.com, launches.
1996: The browser war, primarily between the two major players Microsoft and Netscape, heats up. 1996: A 3D animation dubbed "The Dancing Baby" becomes one of the first viral videos.
However, the message was unable to be completed because the SRI system crashed.
1972: BBN’s Ray Tomlinson introduces network email.
IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses allowing for 4.3 billion unique addresses; IPv6, with 128-bit addresses, will allow 3.4 x 1038 unique addresses, or 340 trillion trillion trillion. Peer-to-peer file sharing becomes a reality as Napster arrives on the Internet, much to the displeasure of the music industry. AOL merges with Time Warner 2001: A federal judge shuts down Napster, ruling that it must find a way to stop users from sharing copyrighted material before it can go back online. 2006: AOL changes its business model, offering most services for free and relying on advertising to generate revenue.
2003: The SQL Slammer worm spread worldwide in just 10 minutes. 2003: The blog publishing platform Word Press is launched. The Internet Governance Forum meets for the first time. The company's founder, Jack Dorsey, sends out the very first tweet: "just setting up my twttr." 2009: The Internet marks its 40th anniversary. 2010: The social media sites Pinterest and Instagram are launched.
The Internetworking Working Group (INWG) forms to address need for establishing standard protocols.
1984: William Gibson, author of "Neuromancer," is the first to use the term "cyberspace." 1985: Symbolics.com, the website for Symbolics Computer Corp.TCP/IP remains the standard protocol for the Internet.1983: The Domain Name System (DNS) establishes the familiar .edu, .gov, .com, .mil, .org, .net, and system for naming websites.ARPA-funded researchers developed many of the protocols used for Internet communication today. 29, UCLA’s Network Measurement Center, Stanford Research Institute (SRI), University of California-Santa Barbara and University of Utah install nodes.This timeline offers a brief history of the Internet’s evolution: 1965: Two computers at MIT Lincoln Lab communicate with one another using packet-switching technology. (BBN) unveils the final version of the Interface Message Processor (IMP) specifications. The first message is "LO," which was an attempt by student Charles Kline to "LOGIN" to the SRI computer from the university.1979: USENET forms to host news and discussion groups.