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Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:43 am
by battye
I'll get the ball rolling:

  • I love you bug: changed the way we think about viruses
  • Y2K bug: the most anti-climatic event in the history of the world wide web :P
  • GMail: I think gmail has changed the way we use webmail, not least the fact that they began the trend of multi GB mailboxes

What are your thoughts?

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:39 am
by tunebud
I would have to add
XP
and Wi-Fi Networking

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:50 am
by moongirl
For changing the way humans interact with each other globally.

1. E-mail
2. All "Instant Messenger" type programs that give you live chat facility.
3. MySpace & Facebook and all "Social Networking" sites.

Our lives have changed...forever!!

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:28 am
by pokesthelippyfish
moongirl wrote:For changing the way humans interact with each other globally.

1. E-mail
2. All "Instant Messenger" type programs that give you live chat facility.
3. MySpace & Facebook and all "Social Networking" sites.

Our lives have changed...forever!!

i agree with you, moon...

and let's not forget Wikipedia !! and how we're all able to contribute to humanity's base of knowledge.

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:57 pm
by battye
From pokes room:

<NoGood> YouTube. Google. MSN messager.


Also, I thought of adding the rise and fall of Napster to the list.

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:27 pm
by garmabeaneth
eBay

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:44 am
by tunebud
I don't know but I think I can add Microchip Technology playing a big roll in the internet

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:02 pm
by moongirl
pokesthelippyfish wrote:
moongirl wrote:For changing the way humans interact with each other globally.

1. E-mail
2. All "Instant Messenger" type programs that give you live chat facility.
3. MySpace & Facebook and all "Social Networking" sites.

Our lives have changed...forever!!

i agree with you, moon...

and let's not forget Wikipedia !! and how we're all able to contribute to humanity's base of knowledge.



I remember Freez aka "Grammar Man" introducing me to Wikipedia, I think it was to do with "Cow Tipping" :)
I have never looked back. I use Wikipedia all the time (knowing full well that there can be short-comings).
So, when in doubt use another source to verify the information.
The word "Wiki" is now a part of everyday internet use.
Wiki = information/knowledge/facts

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:34 am
by tunebud
moongirl wrote:
pokesthelippyfish wrote:
moongirl wrote:For changing the way humans interact with each other globally.

1. E-mail
2. All "Instant Messenger" type programs that give you live chat facility.
3. MySpace & Facebook and all "Social Networking" sites.

Our lives have changed...forever!!

i agree with you, moon...

and let's not forget Wikipedia !! and how we're all able to contribute to humanity's base of knowledge.



I remember Freez aka "Grammar Man" introducing me to Wikipedia, I think it was to do with "Cow Tipping" :)
I have never looked back. I use Wikipedia all the time (knowing full well that there can be short-comings).
So, when in doubt use another source to verify the information.
The word "Wiki" is now a part of everyday internet use.
Wiki = information/knowledge/facts



I had a different thought on this. But thought I had just better leave this as a blank post. :|

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:48 am
by pokesthelippyfish
and google... another word that's become a verb...
raise your hand if you've googled yourself in the past month =;

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:01 am
by battye
Guilty as charged. #-o

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:20 pm
by garmabeaneth
lol i haven't googled myself, but that doesnt mean i haven't in the past

hotmail prior to MS buying them out aka free web based email

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:14 am
by Layzie Bone
The internet went public in 1993.
Yahoo started around 1996
Google around 1997
Microsoft Windows 95 made a very big impact on the internet making access to the internet easier and because of Windows 95.

Although recently, the big changes have been the capabilities, enough bandwidth to stream high quality video is now possible. Information at an instance.

take a look at http://web.archive.org/

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:18 am
by nesman
I agree with the importance of archive.org.

I think some more of the big steps in internet history include:

Linux of course ;) (The internet does run on Linux)
Skype and other VoIP tech

and the most important of all:
Online movie listings :D

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:19 pm
by garmabeaneth
i have to admit i love online banking! sure is convienant!