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A history of the web from conception to Web 2.0 and beyond.
Created by barky1777
on Mar 28, 2009
Last updated: 11/07/09 at 09:12 AM
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Youtube starts up and begins the era of flash-based video.
iTunes opens up online and becomes one of the first online sites to sell music legally.
Wikipedia, the online user created encyclopedia, is born.
The word "blog" is used by Peter Merholz.
Napster begins and allows MP3 files to be passed over the internet.
Rss feeds are created to let a user subscribe to the content of a website.
Brewster Kahle creates the internet archive system.
Ebay opens as an online auction warehouse but must have honest users to flourish.
Helps user interactively use websites which helps to launch the era of web 2.0.
CERN holds a seminar to demonstrate the world wide web.
Yahoo is born from the minds of Jerry Yang and David Filo.
The first newspaper to be available on the web (from MIT).
The first web browser (like Firefox) to truly take off as compared to some of its counterparts like Viola and Arena.
Tim Bernes-Lee gives a proprosal to CERN entitled, "World Wide Web: Proprosal for Hypertext Project".
Tim Berners-Lee writes his "Information Management: A Proprosal" for CERN to begin discussing links.
Dr. Jon Postel introduces the domains of .com, .org, .gov, .edu, and .mil.
The creation of Usenet which is one of the first chat and discussion platforms available.
The first Spam is sent by Gary Theurk to advertise mini-computers
Ray Tomlinson sends the first network email.
First a military computer, Arpanet is used to share data across long distances.