25-years ago this past March was the 25th birthday of the Internet. It is amazing how much it has advanced since then and it will be amazing to see how much it advances in the coming years. There are some amazing facts about the Internet. These include who invented it, the first server online, and the first picture posted online. Here are some amazing facts about the Internet, including an infographic about those facts.
Invention of the Internet
March 12th, 1989 was when Sir Tim Berners Lee wrote his proposal for what would become the Internet. He was not only the person who invented this amazing thing we have today but he is also a British engineer and a computer scientist.
The very first website was info.cern.ch and it is actually just a definition of the Internet. This website was put online on August 6th, 1991 by Sir Tim Berners Lee and his team.
First server Online
The very first server to be used online was the Next computer. It was used by Sir Tim Berners Lee.
First Picture Online
The first picture uploaded to the Internet was a picture of the CERN house band, Les Horribles Cernettes. It was uploaded by the inventor of the Internet, Sir Tim Berners Lee.
First Search Engine
The first search engine ever to be used online launched in 1990 and was named Archie.
First Web Browser
Mosaic was the first web browser online. It was a graphical web browser. It was used online from 1993 to 1997.
The first webcam that was used online was actually used to watch a pot of coffee. This was in 1991 and it was used by Cambridge University to watch a pot of coffee to find out how much coffee was left.
What is Deepweb?
The deepweb can only be accessed when using software called Tor and mainly contains porn, illegal drugs, and weapons. It is not and never will be indexed by the regular search engines and is several magnitudes bigger than the actual surface web. It is also known as the invisible web.
Did you know?
Gmail was created because of Garfield because the makers of Garfield once offered the free email service. Google acquired it from the makers of the cartoon cat.
The First Facebook
On the first Facebook, you can see Al Pacino’s face in the upper left corner.
Check out even more amazing facts about the Internet by checking out this wonderful infographic by SEO Halt.