12 People Who Changed The Internet

Today Internet has connected whole world. Internet is only thing which has replaced the practice of reading newspapers and use of letters through websites and email services. Today non of us like to pick up pen in our hand. Specially, me πŸ˜‰ .

We can watch movies online. We can easily shop, connect to our friends, book our tickets, play games online, we can pay bills online for electricity, telephone or any thing else. But most of us do not know that who is behind this success.

I have created a list of 12 people who changed the internet have a look :

Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn

Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn are known as Father of the Internet. Vint Cerf ‘The Father of Internet’ has created the TCP/IP suit of communication protocol together with Bob Kahn.

Ray Tomlinson

Ray Tomlinson, a programmer who is well known as Father of Email. He started message exchange at world level. He came up with ‘@’ symbol.

Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee is inventor of the World Wide Web. He is director of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which refines web.

Michael Hart

Michael Hart started concept of ebooks. Michael created the Project Gutenberg and was considered world’s first electronic library that only changed the way of our reading.

Scott Fahlman

Scott Fahlaman gave us the first emoticon. He developed the first ASCII-based smiley emoticon, which is used in email, chat room, private chat.

David Bohnett

David Bohnett founded GeoCities in year 1994 with John Rezner. GeoCities grown up to largest community online. GeoCities shut down on October 27, 2009.

Sabeer Bhatia

Sabeer Bhatia is founder of Hotmail. He sold Hotmail to Microsoft for $400 million.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are founder of Google. They started Google with their own funds, but today their company is at the top. They changed the way of using internet theough their great search engine.

David Filo and Jerry Yang

David Filo and Jerry Yang are co-founder of Yahoo.

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is associated with Paypal. Paypal has made online money exchange very easy. He cofounded PayPal and sold it to eBay four years later for $1.5 billion.

Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales is founder of World’s largest encyclopedia(Wikipedia). He founded Wikipedia in year 2001

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is founder of Facebook. He founded Facebook for students to keep in touch with friends.

Help me to increase this list. You can add next person in comment section. Thanks. Enjoy πŸ™‚

19 Replies to “12 People Who Changed The Internet”

  1. Excellent list! This helps us with our living history (or should I say history in the making?). Here is another life-changing internet service: Twitter, created by three Co-Founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone. (And which one(s) of these three created the Blogger platform?) πŸ™‚

    BTW, Thanks

  2. Another intresting fact about these people is that most of them were bad at studies and some of them even College Dropouts. But being Bad at Studies didnt mean that they didnt have brains. They had very sharp brains and they’ve made full use of it.

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