A Brief History of the Internet

September 7, 2010

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Did you know that the technology behind the internet today started in the 60’s?  Several colleges, as well as the armed services, began exploring ways to share information in a much broader scale than just being confined to one physical location.

Universities like Stamford, MIT and UCLA, as well as private companies all worked together to develop the packet sharing network protocol that still used today.  By 1982, the idea of a global network of information was becoming more of a reality than a pipe dream.

As the technology improved, Internet Service Providers were formed to open up the internet to homes all over the world.  Western cultures quickly adopted the instant communication tool known as e-mail and the World Wide Web.

Even with the dot.com bubble burst, the technology improved and commerce greatly increased using the internet.  As more people connected their computers to this large network, they also began forming what is called the Web 2.0.  Social Media is the new web, and it is growing in leaps and bounds.

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