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There are an estimated 92 million Web sites online.http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/timeline.asp
Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook at Harvard University. Within three years, the social networking site has 30 million members.http://www.sean.co.uk/a/science/history_of_the_internet.shtm
It pioneers a ranking system that uses links to assess a website's popularity. Google's simple design is soothing while existing search engines cram their pages with animated adverts.
"Surfing the Internet" is coined by Jean Armour Polly.http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/timeline.asp
Unleashed by Robert Morris and infects about 6000 computers. Although it causes no physical damage, it clogs up the internet and loses hundreds of thousands of dollars in computer time.
Symbolic.com becomes the first registered domain.http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/timeline.asp
IBM announces its first Personal Computer. Microsoft creates DOS. http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/timeline.asp
First basic e-mail programs written by Ray Tomlinson at BBN for ARPANET: SNDMSG and READMAIL. "@" sign chosen for its "at" meaning. http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/timeline.asp
ARPANET commissioned by DoD for research into networking. http://www.netvalley.com/archives/mirrors/davemarsh-timeline-1.htm
USSR launches Sputnik and the start of global telecommunications.http://www.netvalley.com/archives/mirrors/davemarsh-timeline-1.htm