10 things you didn’t know about the history of the internet


The internet has a rich and detailed history, full of interesting facts and anecdotes. Here are ten things you may not have known about the history of the internet:

1. The internet was originally developed in the 1960s by the US military as a way to communicate between different computer networks.

2. The first message ever sent over the internet was “lo” (short for “login”).

3. The first website was created in 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee. It was called “World Wide Web” and was originally just a collection of text-based documents.

4. The first internet browser was also created by Tim Berners-Lee and was called “WorldWideWeb”.

5. The first search engine was created in 1993 by two students at Stanford University. It was called “Archie”.

6. The first online chat service was created in 1997 by two teenagers in Israel. It was called “ICQ”.

7. The first online auction site was created in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar. It was called “eBay”.

8. The first online bank was created in 1994 by Wells Fargo.

9. The first online book was published in 1971 by Michael Hart. It was called “The First E-Book”.

10. The first online encyclopedia was created in 1995 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. It was called “Wikipedia”.

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