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Date: 08/18/10 12:01 PM

64 Responses to History Of The Internet [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18942 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Link: History Of The Internet - Hmmm, no mention of Al Gore.
  2. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Pity that "history of the internet" is wrong
  3. Profile photo of Antithet
    Antithet Male 18-29
    41 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    No mention of Tim Berners-Lee either...
  4. Profile photo of nielzz
    nielzz Male 18-29
    75 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    hmmm pizza....
  5. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    I didn`t know Google owned YouTube.
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    Grn_Dino Male 30-39
    8 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    They forgot Quantum Link, an online service from Quantum Computer Services whom later changed their name to America Online.
  7. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Internet engineering task force? I`ll have to use that one later.

    They sourced Wikipedia three times.

    Wow, I didn`t know an exabyte was being used to measure anything at all yet o_0
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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
    496 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    No INN? INN was awesome ;-(
  9. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Wait... where`s the mention of Al Gore?
  10. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    We can only be thankful that the military is always searching for an advantage over its enemies. Thanks war!
  11. Profile photo of blyk
    blyk Male 13-17
    5 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    @Antithet

    was surprised at that, no mention of Robert Cailliau or Sir Tim Berners-Lee
  12. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    Makes you wonder if I-a-b check anything that gets submitted or if they simply just authorise any old pos that is sublitted.
  13. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    I think the whole Internet concept reached its peak in 1976 and its been a non stop decline from there
  14. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
    699 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    meh
  15. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    Without the internet, I wouldn`t even know I needed viagra or penis enlargement. But thanks to all those unsolicited emails I am now painfully aware of my shortcomings.
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    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    It`s weird to think that the internet has only popular for about 10 years, and what it will be like in the next 10 years. I`m glad to be part of this generation. (:
  17. Profile photo of apermal
    apermal Male 18-29
    322 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    Fail infograph.
  18. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    Good old Hotmail! It was a terrific service before Microsoft bought it.
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    xhaseox Male 18-29
    519 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    gerry1of1 nobody needed or wanted to know that
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    yuriythebest Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    epic - made the hair on my skin stand up.
    "overing" - spelling mistake

    just mindboggling that 5 years ago Youtube was a "new website"
  21. Profile photo of k-two
    k-two Male 40-49
    122 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    What a shoddy piece of work. It mimics the internet nicely in the way it spreads false information. E.g., Tim Berners-Lee started his hypertext project at CERN (centre europeenne pour la recherche nucleaire) in 1989. I have been using the NCSA Mosaic browser on a VAX well before 1993 (which is the correct date for the X11 port) and had our university group`s first own web server up and running by 1992.

    I am feeling old now ...
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    No Tim Burners-Lee again then. It`s another American Disney it up act of propaganda, like the USA won WWII singlehanded blah blah. YAWN.

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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    "Gerry1of1
    Male, 40-49, Western US
    1853 Posts Wednesday, August 18, 2010 1:43:15 PM
    Without the internet, I wouldn`t even know I needed viagra or penis enlargement. But thanks to all those unsolicited emails I am now painfully aware of my shortcomings."

    We all knew, nobody wanted to be first to have to break it to you...
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    cool!
  25. Profile photo of Bcoat
    Bcoat Male 18-29
    17 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    So Pizza Hut has had 16 years and their online ordering is still a trainwreck?
  26. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    F*ck Al Gore, where`s the god damn porn?
  27. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36865 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    I wonder what the internet will be replaced with? Everything get`s obsolete eventually.

    The INNERnet maybe? Brain implants that connect you to things....
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    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    "So Pizza Hut has had 16 years and their online ordering is still a trainwreck?"

    Uh, I`ve never had a problem with their online ordering. Must be you.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    DRAT YOU, GARY THUERK!!!
  30. Profile photo of NewYorkHippi
    NewYorkHippi Female 13-17
    151 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    uhhh...boring -_-
  31. Profile photo of YoungOola
    YoungOola Male 13-17
    325 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    I remember Google when it was a new site, and heard of Napster but never really understood what it was.
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    trashcan678 Male 13-17
    361 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    Pretty cool to think that 10 years ag the internet wasn`t half as big as it is now and that it barley took a year before YouTube was worth more than 1 billion.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    "No Tim Burners-Lee again then. It`s another American Disney it up act of propaganda, like the USA won WWII singlehanded blah blah. YAWN."

    Max_Normal, no one in America thinks we won WWII single handedly, just that you couldn`t have won it without us.
  34. Profile photo of 17945
    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    Things like this make me realize just how far the internet has come in such few years.
  35. Profile photo of Jui37
    Jui37 Female 18-29
    463 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    It wasa interesting to have all the changes put in perspective like that. A lot has changed in such a short time...
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    Vi Female 18-29
    52 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    Now I feel old.
  37. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    YAY Internet!<3

  38. Profile photo of 0Sigma0
    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
    525 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    There are some omissions. For one, I was on the "internet" in 1985 on a service called Q-Link through my modem attached to my Commodore, so there are some major things missing in that timeline during the 80`s.
  39. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    I remember using google for the first time. You could tell immediately, that it would change everything.

    Before google, finding anything was a chore. There were lots of search engines, but they were worthless and couldn`t find anything. Google was... different. Oh man. I miss when internet was mysterious and cool.
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    pandabear21 Female 18-29
    150 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    an exabyte is actually 1.24 billion gigs(pretty massive differnece)

    supper smash get that many internet points. You can cash them in for, nothing.
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    pandabear21 Female 18-29
    150 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    wow, they really did source Wikipedia three times? why not look at Wikipedia`s sources and maybe see the information in its full context. Just a crazy idea i had about sourcing your info from the source.
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 11:12 pm
    I dont think itunes or gmail should be listed. i also didnt think facebook was available to everyone (have to be 16 or something)
  43. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    Actually hansbo. Webcrawler or ask jeeves were the best search engines before google did theirs. And they both worked jut as well, apart from not allowing wildcard searches.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 11:19 pm
    Huh...didn`t even mention Al Gore X]
  45. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 3:42 am
    I wish people would stop saying Al Gore said he invented the internet. He didn`t. What he did do is work on the committee which allowed internet access to become accessible across the US, offer incentives to companies for research to increase the bandwidth, and coin the term, "Information Superhighway".
  46. Profile photo of Homegrown71
    Homegrown71 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 3:47 am
    Only the future can tell that soon we`ll all just have special wires that connect from our cerebrum into a modem where we can just directly inject our personalities and lives and pointless relaying of information about taking a piss to the world. Then the intellect of the world will gap even larger between the smart and the utterly stupid.
  47. Profile photo of Wundt
    Wundt Male 40-49
    410 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 5:40 am
    What Al Gore was referring to was that he was partially responsible for the legislation that funded expanding ARPANET into the Internet. And, without that funding there would be no Internet as we know it. His statement was deliberately taken out of context by political enemies.
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    bored-am-I Male 30-39
    785 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 5:43 am
    So, .com, .org, .gov, .edu and .mil, was proposed in `84.
    With the development on the interwebz I guess the next innovation will be .milf in 2011
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1323 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 6:00 am
    All very nice but where are the important facts? Stuff like - first porn site, or creation of i-a-b? :P
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 7:21 am
    I wanna play .Hack// now...

    Kudos to those that get it. ;-)
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2010 at 10:54 am
    I`m disappointed that it makes no mention of X-25 or UUCP, or how they joined ARPANET to form the Internet.
  52. Profile photo of margot138
    margot138 Female 18-29
    322 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Thank you Wundt
  53. Profile photo of SirFerret
    SirFerret Male 18-29
    63 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    I love being brought up in the age of the internet its the perfect excuse for my crap spelling.
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    Immanio Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    The thing that struck me was that someone has apparently mixed up CREN and CERN, the latter being where Tim Berners-Lee was working when he proposed the WWW...
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    Ethernet cables are not coaxial, not even close.
  56. Profile photo of 17945
    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    And to think, I was still on dial-up in `03...

    How much faster than things change?
  57. Profile photo of k-two
    k-two Male 40-49
    122 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    "Ethernet cables are not coaxial, not even close."

    They were in 76, and for twenty years to come. Bandwith of 10base2 ethernet was 10 Mbit/s and has been shared between all hosts that tapped the same wire. And if you goofed the impedance matching, everyone on the line lost connectivity.

    Twisted pair cabling (as shown in the image) came up in the nineties, along with switched networks.
  58. Profile photo of PlutoRules
    PlutoRules Female 18-29
    28 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    I made my first website was I was 9: in 1997..
    the highest it got was 23,000 visitors in a month...
    it was SO easy to get hits back then! oh how things have changed...

    I am now a software engineer o.O
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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
    916 posts
    August 20, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    only problem with this is IAB isn`t mentioned...
  60. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    August 20, 2010 at 11:26 pm
    something interesting I found in an e-Commerce textbook: ‎"As was the case for other technologies, such as VCRs and subscription cable television, many of the early commercial users of Web technology were dealers in adult-themed entertainment material... These sites pioneered the online processing of credit card payment transactions and many different digital video technolog...ies that are now used by all types of businesses on the Web." - Schneider, 2009

    Porn also went on to run for President of the Internets, and based on site hits, it won in a landslide.
  61. Profile photo of unbanned
    unbanned Male 13-17
    999 posts
    August 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    fake and gay
  62. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    August 23, 2010 at 8:34 am
    Who knew.
  63. Profile photo of chinesemath
    chinesemath Female 18-29
    130 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    mmmm pizza hut

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