In previous posts, I've provided infographics for how to be a better manager, how to get your emails opened and how to find  the right amount of stress to be productive.  Today, I'm posting something a bit more lighthearted.

This infographic from SSls.com  identifies many of the "major firsts" that created the Internet that we know and love (and loath) today.  At the bottom of the graphic, I added a few more "major firsts" that might have been included.

Some Additional Major Firsts

1894: First funny cat video. (OK, not originally online, but still...)

1918: First wireless telephone (on trains in the U.K.)

1972: First product sold online. It was a bag of marijuana.

1981: First person dies as the result of nonstop video game play.

1983:  First Web-based computer hackers arrested by the FBI.

1993: First pornography available through Gopher FTP protocol.

1995: First phishing scam (email posing as AOL admin).

1999: First Internet-fueled hoax (Y2K) wastes over $300 billion.

 

Published on: Apr 28, 2016
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