Internet History timeline
"Godwin's Law" is Defined by Mike Godwin
Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies) is a humorous observation coined by Mike Godwin in 1990, and which has become an... Read more
The Internet Movie Database Launched
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel,... Read more
The World Wide Web Becomes Publicly Available on the Internet
Nobody was paying attention to Tim Berners-Lee and his pet idea. He was a young British scientist at CERN, a high-energy physics lab in Geneva, and... Read more
Jorn Barger Coins the Term "Weblog"
On Dec. 17, 1997, Jorn Barger became the first person to use the term "weblog" to describe his collection of links logged from the internet. Read more
Mahir Çağrı Invitates You Turkey--"I Kiss You!" Internet Meme is Born
Mahir Çağrı (born 1962) became an Internet celebrity in 1999. His picture-laden personal homepage, which exclaimed in broken English his love of... Read more
Peter Merholz Coins the Term "Blog"
The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog... Read more
Brad L. Graham Coins the Term 'Blogosphere'
The term 'Blogosphere' was coined on September 10, 1999 by Brad L. Graham, as a joke. It was re-coined in 2002 by William Quick, and was quickly... Read more
First Recorded Instance of "O RLY?"
O RLY? is an Internet phenomenon, typically presented as an image macro featuring a Snowy Owl. The phrase "O RLY?" ("Oh, really?") is typically... Read more
Iranian Woman, Identified as Neda Soltani, Dies On Camera During Protests
I have just seen a very heartbreaking video footage of an Iranian girl after she was shot during a protest in Iran. Iran is in turmoil now and... Read more
Oldest Known Bible Uploaded to the Internet
(CNN) -- The world's oldest known Christian Bible goes online Monday -- but the 1,600-year-old text doesn't match the one you'll find in churches... Read more
12th Edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary Released with Multiple Online Terms such as Sexting, Woot, Retweet, Cyberbullying
Woot! The online expression of enthusiasm is now in the dictionary. So are textspeak, sexting — and, less happily, cyberbullying. They are among... Read more