History of the internet Pt. 3 – The Modern Day Internet

After the .com crash, many people were a lot more reluctant to invest into some .com websites that they had previously invested in. But then, in 2004, the call to Web 2.0 was suggested and from then on, the internet would grow even faster. Hard drives would gradually replace slower floppy disks, going from megabytes to gigabytes. High speed internet was more affordable and therefore more widespread. Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook were created.

Then, around 2007-2008, the mobile revolution happened. Now, people could take what was essentially a mini computer everywhere. They could communicate, they could take photos and take videos. People could use mobile data like 4G and WiFi, location-based sources became a lot more common, and many people started using the internet. On mobile, the term app emerged which actually stands for application program or just program. Withthe mobile revolution, the internet grew to the internet that we know today, a fast, reliable platform where you can browse and basically do whatever you want. After this, we would go on to have the internet in space when an astronaut updated his Twitter while in orbit in 2010 and also accomplish some other things. But the internet we know today basically ends around 2010 and the late 2000s.