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. 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. June 23, 1943 New Haven, USA TCP/IP Internet Society
"Father of Internet"
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.
June 23, 1943
New Haven, USA
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).
June 8, 1955
World Wide Web
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.
April 23, 1941
New York, USA
First Email System
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!"
December 28, 1903
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
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.
August 16, 1967
Internet Chat Network
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.
August 21, 1973
March 26, 1973
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.
October 28, 1955
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.
February 24, 1955
San Francisco, USA
Co-creator of Apple Inc, iPhone, Macintosh
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.”
April 20, 1966
November 6, 1968
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.
January 24, 1977
August 25, 1978
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.
August 7, 1966
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.
May 14, 1984
New York, USA
Founder and CEO of Facebook, Inc.
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.
November 19, 1976
Co-founding Twitter & Square, Inc.
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.
July 3, 1971
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.
5 April 1975 (claimed)
Author of Bitcoin White Paper