The internet is continuously changing and improving. It is making several things in our daily life easier, faster and more convenient. Behind these great innovations in the internet are the people who made a mark in our history. Through the help of the internet, the world has become firmly connected. We can now read news in the web. People are now communicating through e-mails instead of traditional posting of mails. TV shows and movies can now be watched online. You can now make purchases and pay bills through the internet. It is now easier to communicate with friends through social media pages. The introduction of the internet has become a life changing event for everyone. Below is the list of people who made a huge contribution in the world of internet.
Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn: This two people are considered to be the father of internet. They created the TCP/IP suite of communication protocols, the language that is used by computers to ‘talk’ with each other in a network.
Tim Berners-Lee: He invented the World Wide Web. He wrote the first web client and server, and designed a way to create links or hypertext, between different pieces of online information. Currently, he maintains standards for the web and still continues to refine its design. He is now the director of the World Wide Web Consortium.
Ray Tomlinson: He is known as the father of e-mail. He made it possible to exchange messages between computers located in different locations, it can be between universities or across continents. He came up with the idea of using “@” symbol format for e-mail addresses.
Michael Hart: He invented the eBooks for his Project Gutenberg, the world’s first electronic library, with the main goal of breaking down the bars of ignorance and illiteracy. The collection includes public domain works and copyrighted works with permission.
Marc Andreessen: He revolutionized internet navigation with his web browser called as Mosaic, and was later commercialized as the Netscape Navigator.
Jarkko Oikarinen: He was the first one to develop a real-time online chat tool in Finland, which is known as the Internet Relay Chat or IRC. It became famous back in 1991, when Iraq invaded Kuwait. During this time, radio and TV signals were shut down but with help of IRC it distributed up-to-date information.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin: They are the inventor of Google, and changed the way we search and use the internet.
Bill Gates: He founded the software company called Microsoft, a combination of microcomputer software. He developed a Graphical User Interface or GUI for a disk operating system, which is known as Windows.
Mark Zuckerberg: He is the founder of one of the most famous social media page in the internet, the Facebook. In this network, users can share their ‘status updates’, photos, videos, chat with friends or meet new one, reconnect with old acquaintances, share news and information. The possibility of what you can do using Facebook is almost endless. It is believed to have 500 million registered users worldwide. There are only four remaining countries that Facebook should conquer: Russia, Japan, China, and Korea.