1994: Netscape Communications is born. Microsoft creates a Web browser for Windows 95.
1995: Compuserve, America Online, and Prodigy begin to provide Internet access. Amazon.com, Craigslist, and eBay go live.
1996: World Wide Business Services (WWBS) started “A Dog Owner’s Network - www.aDogNet.com”, a social media networking website that provided an online meeting and communicating platform for Dog breeders and Dog owning public. It was a hit and soon had a PR2 rating.
1998: The Google search engine is born, changing the way users engage with the Internet.
1999: WWBS partnered to form AECmedia, an Advertising Network linking small independent websites on an ad server co-located on AOL servers in Alexandria Virginia. www.AECmedia.netwas the Worlds Largest Online Advertising Network for the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Home Improvement, Do It Yourself and Real Estate Industries.
2000: The dot-com bubble bursts. Web sites such as Yahoo! and eBay are hit by a large-scale denial of service attack, highlighting the vulnerability of the Internet.
2003. Alarcon established www.Placerville.Info as a local area business and service directory.
2004: Facebook goes online and the era of social networking begins. Mozilla unveils the Mozilla Firefox browser.
2005: YouTube.com launches.
2006: AOL changes its business model, offering most services for free and relying on advertising to generate revenue.
2009: The Internet marks its 40th anniversary.
2010: WWBS designed, developed, and launched www.PRpond.com as a Press Release distribution service. PRpond quickly evolved into a geo-centric local news aggregator.
2011: , according to the study. Twitter and Facebook play a large role in the Middle East revolts.
2012: A new online newspaper was established at www.InEDC.com functioning under Curation priciples. A 2012 study from Curata found that both content curation and content aggregation are strategic elements of content marketing.
2013: In the U.S., digital advertising spending reached $39.7 billion, a 25.4 percent share of the overall domestic market and a 12 percent increase over the previous year. Google’s Matt Cutts publishes the article, "Create, Curate, Don’t Aggregate."
2013: An industry survey find that half (50%) of social network users share or repost news stories, images or videos while nearly as many (46%) discuss news issues or events on social network sites. And with broader mobile adoption, citizens are playing important eyewitness roles around news events such as the Boston bombing and the Ukrainian uprising. Roughly one-in-ten social network users have posted news videos they took themselves, according to the data. And 11% of all online news consumers have submitted their own content (including videos, photos, articles or opinion pieces) to news websites or blogs.
2014: Digital ad revenue across all media grew 18% $50.7 billion. Newspaper ad revenue declined another 4% year over year, to $19.9 billion – less than half of what it was a decade ago. WWBS launches MoLo Syndicate [Mobile (Mo) Local (Lo) Syndicate], a news curation website that is designed for mobile-devices-first, offereing advantages to mobilie only users.