What People Don 't Know About The World Wide Web

1649 WordsDec 15, 20157 Pages
The first web page was designed to tell people about the World Wide Web. “In August 1991, Tim Berners-Lee published the first website, a simple, text-based page with a few links.” (Chapman, 2009). What people don’t realize is all the stepping stones that led to this technological breakthrough. December 9, 1968, Douglas Engelbart and his team demonstrated the first word processing system. October 29, 1969, the University of Stanford and UCLA sent the first message over the internet using interface message processors. In 1971 Ray Tomlinson sent the first e-mail to himself. December 1, 1971, Michael Hart used $1 million worth of computer time to store public domain books and documents for people to eventually access for free. (Beattie,…show more content…
After Tim Berners-Lee launched the first web page the internet industry sky rocketed. The first search engine ever created was called Mosaic and was released in 1993 making it easier for people to search for specific content. This was what led to bigger search engines such as Google and Yahoo. In 1995 Secure Socket Layer was created making it easier and safer to do business on the internet with a credit card. Also in this year eBay, Amazon, and java script were created. In 1996 the first web based e-mail service was created. This service was called Hotmail. In 1998 the Google search engine went live. In 2001 Apple’s online music store, iTunes, was launched. In 2004 Facebook was released but more importantly, version one of Firefox was launched which led to Google Chrome and other internet browsers. (Beattie, 2012) The previous milestones have transformed into many different ideas for websites. There are sites for shopping, horoscopes, weather, entertainment, games, sports statistics, pretty much anything that is needed can be found on the internet, but those sites can always be made better. With college on the horizon the thought of helping teammates get recruited led me to the idea of enhancing current sports websites to give players the upper hand when being looked at by colleges. Current sports websites may have stats, or videos,

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