Archive for April, 2010
Email: Electronic mail applications are developed on timesharing main frame computers for communication between system users.
Telnet: A system for logging in, over a network, to a computer situated in another location.
FTP: File Transfer Protocol
E-mail: First proposal for standardization of electronic mail message format in RFC 561.
MUD: First real-time, multi-player MUD adventure game was developed by Roy Trubshaw and Richard Bartle at Essex University, England.
Usenet: A distributed threaded discussion and file sharing system; a collection of forums known as newsgroups, that was a precursor to today’s web-based forums. One notable difference from a BBS or web forum is that there is no central system owner. Usenet is distributed among a large, constantly changing conglomeration of servers which store and forward messages to one another.
First standardization of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, a network transmission standard for the transport of email.
internet: A global computer network which was created by interconnecting various existing networks with the TCP/IP protocol suite.
LISTSERV the first electronic mailing list software application,
Internet Relay Chat (IRC): A form of real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message.
ARPANET was retired and merged into the NSFNET.
Gopher: A hypertext system which was soon largely replaced by the World Wide Web.
World Wide Web
Blog: A blog (a contraction of the term weblog) is a type of website which resembles an online diary. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Originally hand-coded, there are now blogging tools (a kind of content management system) to facilitate searching and linking to other blogs.
Amazon.com is an online retailer, best known for selling books, but now sells all kinds of goods.
GeoCities a free web hosting service, now defunct, founded as Beverly Hills Internet (BHI) by David Bohnett and John Rezner .
The Yahoo! website started off as a web directory and soon became a webportal offering all kinds of internet services.
Ebay is an auction and shopping website.
Wiki: A website that anyone can edit.
Ultima Online (UO) is a graphical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), released on September 25, 1997, by Origin Systems. It was instrumental to the development of the genre, and is still running today. The game is played online, in a fantasy setting similar to that of the other Ultima games that preceded it.
Internet Archive is an archive of periodically cached versions of websites.
Google Inc. launched a search engine for web sites of the World Wide Web, subsequently extending search facilities to many types of media, including books, magazines, forums, email, news.
Yahoo! Groups a community-driven Internet communication tool, a hybrid between an electronic mailing list and an Internet forum starts off as Yahoo! Clubs
RuneScape is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
iTunes is an online store which sells music and videos in downloadable form.
MySpace is a social networking website.
Second Life is a virtual world.
There.com is a virtual world.
Podcast: A downloadable audio file for listening to on a portable media player. A bit like a radio program that you can save and listen to at your convenience. “Podcast” is a portmanteau of the words “iPod” and “broadcast”. Podcasting began to catch hold in late 2004, though the ability to distribute audio and video files easily has been around since before the dawn of the Internet.
Facebook is a social networking website.
World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
Flickr is a photo/ video sharing website
YouTube is a video sharing website.
Google Earth is a virtual globe computer program
Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates, tweets, which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in lengthGoogle+