9 Intenet Firsts

1. The first email was sent by Ray Tomlinson to himself in 1971. He said that the very first test message most likely said “QWERTYUIOP” or something along those lines.


2. The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985. All it does now is to serve as a historic website.




3. The first website was dedicated to information about the World Wide Web and went live on August 6, 1991. It’s still here! http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.

4. The first picture ever uploaded on the web was posted by Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) on behalf of a comedy band called Les Horrible Cernettes.



5. The first item sold on eBay (back then it was called AuctionWeb) was a broken laser pointer for $14.83 in 1995. The man who bought it told founder Pierre Omidyar that he collected broken laser pointers!

6. The first sentence uttered on Skype was spoken in Estonian on April 2003 by a member of the development team. It was ‘Tere, kas sa kuuled mind?’ or “Hello, can you hear me?” in English.



7. Mark Zuckerberg was the first person on Facebook with ID number 4 (the first three Facebook accounts were used for testing). The first non-founder to join Facebook was Arie Hasit (below), who is now in Israel studying to be a rabbi.

8. The first YouTube video posted was posted by co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. It was uploaded on April 23, 2005 and has been watched nearly 10 million times.

9. The first tweet was written by co-founder Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006. It’s still here: https://twitter.com/jack/status/20




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