We may not be conscious about
these20 people who changed the INTERNET
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1 # Vint Cerf And Bob Kahn - Father of the Internet.
The Father of Internet Vint Cerf, together with Bob Kahn
created the TCP/IP suite of communication protocols
- a language used by computers to talk to each other in a network.
Vint Cerf once said that the internet is just a mirror of the population
and spam is a side effect of a free service.
2 # Tim Berners-Lee = Inventor of WWW.
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.
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).
3 # Ray Tomlinson = Father of Email.
Programmer Ray 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 fore-mail addresses.
Today, more than a billion people around
the world type @ sign every day.
4 # Michael Hart = The birth of eBooks.
Michael Hart started the birth of eBooks and breaks down
the bars of ignorance and illiteracy. He created the Project
Gutenberg and was considered world’s first electronic library
that changed the way we read. The collection includes public
domain works and copyrighted works with express permission.
5 # Gary Thuerk = The first Email spam.
Spamming is an old marketing technique. Gary Thuerk, sent
his first mass e-mailing to customers over the Arpanet for
Digital’s new T-series of VAX systems. What he didn’t
realize at the time was that he had sent the world’s first spam.
6 # Scott Fahlman = The first emoticon.
Scott Fahlman is credited with originating the first ASCII-based
smiley emoticon, which he thought would help to distinguish
between posts that should be taken humorously and those of a
more serious nature. Now, everybody uses them in messenger
programs, chat rooms, and e-mail.
7 #Marc Andreessen = Netscape Navigator.
Marc Andreessen revolutionized Internet navigation. He came up
with first widely used Web browser called Mosaic which was later
commercialised as the Netscape Navigator. Marc Andreessen is
also co-founder and chairman of Ning and an investor in several
startups including Digg, Plazes, and Twitter.
8. Jarkko Oikarinen = Internet Relay Chat, IRC.
Jarkko Oikarinen developed the first real-time online chat tool
in Finland known as Internet Relay Chat. 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.
9 # Robert Tappan Morris = First Worm Virus.
The concept of a worm virus is unique compare to the
conventional hacking. Instead of getting into a network
themselves, they send a small program they have coded to
do the job. From this concept, Robert Tappan Morris created
the Morris Worm. It’s one of the very first worm viruses to be
sent out over the internet that inadvertently caused many
thousands of dollars worth of damage and “loss of productivity”
when it was released in the late 80s
10 # David Bohnett - Geocities.
David Bohnett founded GeoCities in 1994, together with John Rezner.
It grew to become the largest community on the Internet.
He pioneered and championed the concept of providing free
home pages to everyone on the web. The company shut down
the service on October 27, 2009.
11 # Ward Cunningham - The first Wiki.
American programmer Ward Cunningham developed the first
wiki as a way to let people collaborate, create and edit online
pages together. Cunningham named the wiki after the Hawaiian word for “quick.”
12 # Sabeer Bhatia - Hotmail.
Sabeer Bhatia founded Hotmail in which the uppercase
letters spelling out HTML-the language used to write the
base of a webpage. He got in the news when he sold the
free e-mailing service , Hotmail to Microsoft for $400 million.
He was awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year” by
Draper Fisher Jurvertson in 1998 and was noted by TIME
as one of the “People to Watch” in international business in 2002.
His most exciting acquisition of 2009 was Jaxtyr which
he believes is set to overtake Skype in terms of free global calling.
13 #Matt Drudge - The Drudge Report.
Matt Drudge started the news aggregation website The Drudge
It gained popularity when he was the first outlet to break
the news that later became the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
14# Larry Page And Sergey Brin - Google. (wikipedia)
Larry Page and Sergey Brin changed the way we search and
use the Internet. They worked as a seamless team at the top
of the search giant. Their company grew rapidly every year since
it began. Page and Brin started with their own funds, but
the site quickly outgrew their own existing resources.
They later obtain private investments through Stanford.
Larry Page, Sergey Brin and their company Google, continue to
favor engineering over business.
15# Bill Gates - Microsoft.
Bill Gates founded the software company called “Micro-Soft”.
a combination of “microcomputer software.” Later on, Bill Gates
developed a new GUI (Graphical User Interface) for a disk operating
system. He called this new style Windows. 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.
16# Steve Jobs - Apple.
Steve Jobs innovative idea of a personal computer led him into
revolutionizing the computer hardware and software industry.
The Apple founder changed the way we work, play and communicate.
He made simple and uncluttered web design stylish. The story
of Apple and Steve Jobs is about determination, creative genius,
pursuit of innovation with passion and purpose.
18 # Brad Fitzpatrick - LiveJournal.
Brad Fitzpatrick created LiveJournal, one of the earliest blogging
He is seen on the Internet under the nickname bradfitz.
He is also the author of a variety of free software projects such as
memcached, used on LiveJournal, Facebook and YouTube.
LiveJournal continues today as an online community where
people can share updates on their lives via diaries and blogs.
Members connect by creating a “friends list” that links to their pals’ recent entries.
19 # Shawn Fanning = Napster.
Shawn Fanning developed Napster, a peer-to-peer file-sharing program
designed to let music fans find and trade music. Users put whatever
files they were willing to share with others into special directories
on their hard drives. The service had more than 25 million users
at its peak in 2001, and was shut down after a series of high-profile lawsuits,
not before helping to spark the digital music revolution now dominated by Apple.
Napster has since been rebranded and acquired by Roxio.
20 # Peter Thiel - Paypal.
Peter Thiel is one of many Web luminaries associated with PayPal.
PayPal had enabled people to transfer money to each oth
PayPal began giving a small group of developers access to its code,
allowing them to work with its super-sophisticated transaction framework.
Peter Thiel cofounded PayPal at age 31
and sold it to eBay four years later for $1.5 billion.