Timeline Description: The internet has changed the way people work and play. You can find almost anything you need, and you can connect with people across the world. This timeline will show you how it came to be.
The telegraph was the first method of sending messages across a distance via wires. The continents are still connected by wires today.
|1876||The invention of the telephone
Phones use modems, and modems are the backbone of the internet today. The telephone paved the way for better communication.
|1957||Sputnik is launched
Sputnik was the first satellite put into space. It is through satellites that wireless communications first became possible.
The military came up with a way to send information in tiny packets via the satellites and cables. This kept their information safer.
ARPANET was invented to help the government communicate within its own departments. In the beginning there were only four locations that had it.
|1971||Email was invented
By 1971 there were about 15 locations that were using ARPANET. Email was invented so these locations could send messages back and forth.
|1972||First large scale trial
The first large-scale displays of internet took place. They demonstrated the internet working between forty computers.
|1973||Global networking takes place
The ARPANET locations in America connected with a computer in London, England.
|1974||The first public internet
Telenet was the first company to market the internet to the public. They could communicate with others in the network.
Now that people could "talk" to others around the world, the internet discussion group was born.
|1983||Other networks come into play
Other groups developed their own networks so that people now had a choice which network they would be a part of.
|1991||The World Wide Web developed
Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web. Now you no longer had to be part of a network; you could connect with anyone on the web.
|1992||Surfing the net
This phrase was developed by Jean Armour Polly.
the first Internet Convention took place.
Nokia developed a portable phone that had internet capabilities. This started the trend of small, portable devices that could connect you with people anywhere, anytime.