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I have complied some of the other NetMed students posts in the ‘History of the Internet’ group on LinkedIn and put together a story of the history of the Internet
  1. Tracing all the way back through revolutionary advancements of the internet brings us back to its humble beginnings in 1957 . The timeline provided gives a good brief overall picture of the history of the internet.
  2. In the post below Shannon Briggs provides some very relevant and useful information on very beginning of the internet.
  3. It was then in the 1980’s that HTML was invented by Tim Berners-Lee. Also
    referred to as the ‘father of the web’ Berners-Lee was the primary
    author of HTML and has revolutionised how we use the internet in modern
    day society. See below in more depth about the invention of HTML and the impact it had on the internet.
  4. The Web has been in constant evolution since its beginnings, but the
    terms Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 are used to describe the most crucial
    developments in the way people use the Internet.
  5. Hypertext allowed users to easily link and share information over the internet making it more accessible and user friendly for the everyday person.
  6. Due to the rapid growth of the internet and continued amount of data being added everyday. Lev Manovich describes database as a structured collection of data and a vital tool.