Persons Who Changed the Internet Forever

Persons Who Changed the Internet Forever

The list of people who have transfigured internet in a big way.

The list of people who have transfigured internet in a big way.

The Internet turned more than 50 years old with more than 4.4 billion people now use the Internet.

As science and technology have evolved, our lifestyle experienced changes. From the first telephone to the first medical drug, every invention and innovation has significantly affected the lifestyle across the globe. And the same is applicable for the internet as well.

So many people have worked and been working on different systems and services who are supposed to be the foundation of internet today. However, still there are a few people who have made some ultimate changes on internet making the life far more technical and effortless for us. Here, these are the people who have the biggest impact on the direction of the web: past, present, and future. They changed the internet and revolutionized the way we lead our lives today. Just imagine the world without internet.

Father of Internet Vinton Gray Cerf

"Father of Internet"

Vint Cerf

Vinton Gray Cerf is referred as the father of the internet for his role in the creation of ARPANET for the US Department of Defense as well as TCP/IP protocols with APRA. These were the basic structures of the internet that we use in current times.

Born On

June 23, 1943

Born In

New Haven, USA

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Known For

TCP/IP

Internet Society

Inventor of WWW TimBerners Lee

"Inventor of WWW"

Tim Berners-Lee

Timothy John Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. He wrote the first web client and server and designed a way to create links, or hypertext, amid different pieces of online information. He now maintains standards for the web and continues to refine its design as a director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Born On

June 8, 1955

Born In

London, UK

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Known For

World Wide Web

HTML

Father of Email Ray Tomlinson

"Father of Email"

Ray Tomlinson

Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, the Father of Email made it possible to exchange messages between machines in diverse locations; between universities, across continents, and oceans. He came up with the “@” symbol format for e-mail addresses. Today, more than a billion people around the world type @ sign every day.

Born On

April 23, 1941

Born In

New York, USA

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Known For

First Email System

Father of Computer Virus Von Neumann

"Father of Computer Virus"

Von Neumann

John von Neumann's design for a self-reproducing computer program is considered the world's first computer virus, and he is considered to be the theoretical father of computer virology. In 1971, the a virus named Creeper created by Bob Thomas of BBN Technologies. It infected the Telex Operating System and after infection the first virus message appeared "I'm creeper, catch me if you can!"

Born On

December 28, 1903

Born In

Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary

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Known For

Computer Virus

Great Mathematician

Inventor of Internet Chat Jarkko Oikarinen

"Inventor of Internet Chat"

Jarkko Oikarinen

Jarkko Oikarinen created Internet Relay Chat (IRC) in 1988. IRC’s fame took off in 1991. When Iraq invaded Kuwait and radio and TV signals were shut down, thanks to IRC though up-to-date information was able to be distribute.

Born On

August 16, 1967

Born In

Kuusamo, Finland

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Known For

Internet Chat Network

Google Co-Founders Larry Page & Sergey Brin

"Google Co-Founders"

Larry Page & Sergey Brin

Larry Page & Sergey Brin founded Google in September 1998 by while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California and changed the way we search and use the Internet.

Born On

August 21, 1973

March 26, 1973

Born In

Michigan, USA

Moscow, USSR

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Known For

Google Co-Founders

Microsoft Co founder Bill Gates

"Microsoft Co-founder"

Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. He founded the software company called Micro-Soft. a combination of “microcomputer software”. He has all but accomplished his famous mission statement, to put “a computer on every desk and in every home”. at least in developed countries. He is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft.

Born On

October 28, 1955

Born In

Washington, USA

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Known For

Microsoft's Co-founder

Apple Co-founder Steven Paul Jobs

"Apple Co-founder"

Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc. The story of Apple and Steve Jobs is about determination, creative genius, pursuit of innovation with passion and purpose, by making simple and uncluttered web design stylish he changed the way we work, play and communicate.

Born On

February 24, 1955

Born In

San Francisco, USA

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Known For

Co-creator of Apple Inc, iPhone, Macintosh

Yahoo Founders David Filo & Jerry Yang

"Yahoo Founders"

David Filo & Jerry Yang

David Filo & Jerry Yang started Yahoo! as a pastime and evolved into a universal brand that has changed the way people communicate with each other, find and access information and purchase things. The name Yahoo! is an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle,” but Filo and Yang insist they selected the name because they liked the general definition of a yahoo: “rude, unsophisticated, uncouth.”

Born On

April 20, 1966

November 6, 1968

Born In

Wisconsin, USA

Taipei, Taiwan

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Known For

Yahoo Founders

YouTube Co Founders Chad Hurley & Steve Chen

"YouTube Co-Founders"

Chad Hurley & Steve Chen

Chad Meredith Hurley & Steven Shih Chen early employees at PayPal started the internet’s most popular video-sharing site YouTube on February 14, 2005. A year and a half later, Google acquired YouTube for a deal worth $1.65 billion in stock.

Born On

January 24, 1977

August 25, 1978

Born In

Pennsylvania, USA

Taipei, Taiwan

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Known For

Youtube Co-Founders

Wikipedia Co Founder Jimmy Wales

"Wikipedia Co-Founder"

Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales, is an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded and promoted the online non-profit and the world’s largest encyclopedia Wikipedia. Launched in the year 2001 Wikipedia is currently the most popular general reference work on the Internet.

Born On

August 7, 1966

Born In

Alabama, USA

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Known For

Wikipedia Co-Founder

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

"Facebook Founder"

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, an American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur is one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. Zuckerberg launched Facebook from Harvard’s dormitory rooms on February 4, 2004 together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Andrew McCollum, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

Born On

May 14, 1984

Born In

New York, USA

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Known For

Founder and CEO of Facebook, Inc.

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey

"Twitter Founder"

Jack Dorsey

Jack Patrick Dorsey, Jack Dorsey, an American web developer and the founder & CEO of Square, a mobile payments company, created the micro blogging website twitter in the year 2006 to allow friends and family know what he was doing. But now twitter has become the world’s fastest-growing communications medium.

Born On

November 19, 1976

Born In

Missouri, USA

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Known For

Co-founding Twitter & Square, Inc.

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

"WikiLeaks Founder"

Julian Assange

Julian Paul Assange, founded a website dedicated to publishing classified documents stolen from around the world. He designed an advanced software for the Wikileaks shielding the identities of the thieves who steal these documents by completely erasing their identities before spreading the stolen documents to servers ‘all over the world’. As a result, no one can trace who’s given him what or when.

Born On

July 3, 1971

Born In

Queensland, Australia

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Known For

Founding WikiLeaks

Bitcoin Founder Satoshi Nakamoto

"Bitcoin Founder"

Satoshi Nakamoto

Satoshi Nakamoto, is the name used by the presumed pseudonymous person or persons who developed bitcoin, authored the bitcoin white paper, and created and deployed bitcoin's original reference implementation. As part of the implementation, Nakamoto also devised the first blockchain database. In the process, Nakamoto was the first to solve the double-spending problem for digital currency using a peer-to-peer network. Nakamoto was active in the development of bitcoin up until December 2010. Many people have claimed, or have been claimed, to be Satoshi Nakamoto.

Born On

5 April 1975 (claimed)

Born In

Japan (claimed)

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Known For

Author of Bitcoin White Paper

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