Though the internet was officially born in 1969, with the first message sent out on the ARPANET, its modern history started in 1995 when new internet architecture and commercial ISPs were established. It was also the time when AOL changed its pricing from hourly to monthly, signaling the permanent inroads the internet would make into our lives.
From then, with 16million users, to now with 4422million users, much has changed, including the near disappearance of AOL, the No:1 Internet giant of the early days! This fascinating infographic tracks the top 20 Internet giants from 1998-2018.
20 Years of Internet Giants:
Infographic by – Visual Capitalist