Stockton IT firm creates online "history of the internet"

Onyx creates timeline of 25 years of the 'net

Screenshot from Onyx Group's Interactive History of the Internet
Screenshot from Onyx Group's Interactive History of the Internet

Teesside IT firm Onyx has created an online history of the internet that takes people through a quarter of a century of innovation.

The Stockton-based data centre operators have placed online an interactive infographic taking viewers from the conception of the world wide web by Tim Berners-Lee back in 1989 through a number of key moments of the past 25 years.

From Al Pacino’s face on Facebook, to the X-rated White House website mix up, the infographic shows some of the main developments and memories throughout the history of the internet.

Screenshot from Onyx Group's Interactive History of the Internet
Screenshot from Onyx Group's Interactive History of the Internet
 

Milestones recorded on the Onyx timeline include the invention of the Nintendo Game Boy, computer viruses, the launch of Amazon and eBay, and the development of social networking sites Twitter and Facebook.

Andy Broumley, marketing manager for Onyx Group said: “We rely on the internet day in, day out here at Onyx but we often forget how much it’s changed. We’ve all seen the web evolve over the past 25 years so we thought we’d have a bit of fun and put together an interactive piece to celebrate it.”

To view the infographic, click here: http://onyx.net/25-years-of-the-internet.

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