The Internet is a network that allows computers to connect through protocols called TCP / IP.
The Internet took its first steps in 1969 through an agency of the United States Department of Defense that was looking for options to favor communication between people if an atomic war occurred.
Later, in 1972, the first public demonstration of this system was carried out thanks to the work of several California and Utah universities that managed to establish a connection that they would call ARPANET (Advanced Reserach Projects Agency Network).
It is also advisable not to confuse the World Wide Web and the Internet. There is a lot of confusion about this, but contrary to popular belief, the Internet and the world wide web are not synonymous. This information system, the www, was developed in 1989 by Tim Berbers Lee and Robert Cailliau. It allows access to the information that is linked through the HTTP protocol.
The internet boom
The Internet was a real novelty in the 90s. In the West it grew rapidly in these years to spread to the rest of the world in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Most of the industries were affected: radio stations, newspapers, post office …
All this gave way to the generation of new services as a result of the boom that the Internet supposed: sending newsletters, creating e-mail, websites, blogs, digital music, digital files, social networks, forums, video channels, among others. A revolutionary change that has affected companies.
Since the appearance of the Internet, they have realized the full potential of this network that connects millions of people worldwide. And, consequently, they have adapted to this support through online stores, corporate websites, inclusion in social networks, investment in digital advertising and presence on various platforms to enhance the corporate image and increase sales.
These data demonstrate the enormous potential and growth of the Internet since its appearance in the 90s:
- The most used password in the world is 123456.
- The first email was sent by Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, an American programmer. He managed to send emails between two users located on different servers, and he used the @ to separate the username from the machine name.
- The first domain registered and activated on March 15, 1985 was Symbolics.com
- The first tweet dates from March 21, 2006 with 140 characters.
- According to the security company Kaspersky, every second, twelve new computer viruses are created on the Internet.
- 93% of the Spanish population is connected to the Internet. Being the world number of almost 4,400 million.