If you are reading this, you know the value of the internet. For many, internet is pretty much their lives. But there were a few things without which internet wouldn’t have been possible. Here are the 9 milestones in history of internet.

[dropcap size=big]1[/dropcap]Sir Berners-Lee submitted a technical paper entitled Information management in 1989:

Sir Berners-Lee

A proposal at a physics laboratory in Switzerland 25 years back. It became the world wide web – a mechanism for publishing information over the internet. it proposed a system of interlinked documents which would be stored in variety of locations and contain non-hierarchical links to one another. These documents can be looked at using a ‘browser’ . It was these characteristics that made the web and it was the web that would make the internet truly open to everyone.

[dropcap size=big]2[/dropcap] The web was born :

 

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The first web pages began to appear. Initially they were of limited general appeal – mostly description of the web itself – but the system was now a reality.

[dropcap size=big]3[/dropcap] Mosiac:

mosaic

The web’s transition to the mainstream was helped by the appearance of an intuitive user-friendly browser called Mosaic which was rapidly adopted by early web users.

[dropcap size=big]4[/dropcap] Netscape Navigator Browser:

Netscape navigator

Netscape Navigator was made freely available for non-commercial,educational or not-for-profit use. By 1996 it had an 80% share f web browser usage.

[dropcap size=big]5[/dropcap] Geocities:

Geocities-Logo

Around the turn of the century Geocities became a very big deal for the service made it very easy for anyone to create their own website, free of charge. While this did little for the evolution of web design (Geocities sites had a reputation of hideous visuals)  it did make the web a practicable avenue of self-expression for millions.

[dropcap size=big]6[/dropcap] Internet Explorer 3.0:

Internet explorer

Internet explorer 3.0 was provided free of charge with windows 95. a practice known as bundling which brought microsoft to the attention of anti-monopoly bodies in the US and EU. With the massive market dominance and a tendency to favour Microsoft own applications such as Media Player came a de facto influence on emerging web technologies; if it worked on IE, it didn’t work for other users. The web was in danger of becoming a proprietary technology.

[dropcap size=big]7[/dropcap]Google

google

Before Google,sites such as yahoo created searchable directories of the web, but google’s focus on technology and indexing gave the impression that it was a gateway to the whole web. The web became less of a library and more of a encyclopedia ; the default place to turn to for any item of knowledge.

[dropcap size=big]8[/dropcap] Blog:

Blog

The launch of open diary in 1998 was a watershed because it was the first significant platform to encourage reader responses or comments on individual posts. This made blogging an open conversation,even for those who didn’t count themselves among the blogerati.

[dropcap size=big]9[/dropcap]Wikipedia:

wikipedia

Wikipedia was founded in 2001 as a multilingual web based,free content encyclopedia to which anyone can contribute and which anyone could access.