There is a first time for everything, managing to ride a bike on your own, swimming and even walking. With regards to the internet; there is also a first time for everything. Below, we have compiled the greatest internet firsts, some of which have remained iconic.
- The first photo EVER uploaded to the internet
- The first SPAM email
The Spam email was sent to over 390 people on May 3rd 1978 by ARPANET.
- The first photo uploaded to Instagram.
To prove truly how early this was, the user’s name was Kevin, literally just Kevin.
- The first ad banner popup:
Took place somewhere in October of 1994 on the website wired.com; the banner is part of an AT&T advertisement.
- The first email ever sent
In 1971, Ray Tomlinson sent an email (or a couple) to himself from one machine to the other. Tomlinson said that the first email was nothing more iconic than the combination “qwertyuiop”.
- The first Facebook profile
By none other than Mark Zuckerberg. Little did he know that 5 years later will he be leading the greatest social networking website up the ranks and earning billions.
- The first online multiplayer game:
A long time before World of Warcraft, there was Multi-User Dungeon; which is the oldest virtual world in existence. Created in 1978 by Roy Trubshaw.
- The first VOIP (like Skype) sentence
As expected, in April 2003; a member of the development team asked whether the other end of the call could hear him.