The Internet and some Internet-based services are so integral to our daily lives that we tend to forget that it started not too long ago. To celebrate some of the firsts of our favourite websites and services SSLs.com created the infographic below. We’ve also added links to some of the Internet firsts for you to check out yourself.
The first domain name registered: Symbolics.com
The first search engine: Archie Query Form
The first World Wide Web website: World Wide Web virtual library. Sadly the page originally created by the European Organization for Nuclear Research no longer exists, but a replica of the original website is available to view here.
The first image uploaded: Les Horribles Cernettes
The first blog: Links to the Underground posted by Justin Hall.
The first banner ad: Created by Hotwired, now known as Wired.com. Read all about the first ad and see what the it looks like, here.
The first social network: Classmates.com
The first YouTube video: Me at the Zoo by Jawed Karim
The first Reddit post: A link to the Downing Street Memo
The first Twitter post: Tweeted by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey
First Instagram post: An image of a dog and a sandal uploaded by co-founder Kevin Systrom
Internet firsts Infographic
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