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1967: The Defense Department spends $19,800 to study the design and specification of a computer network.

1968: The study results in the start of the ARPANET, a computer network for the government.

1969: Some universities doing research for the government also started using the ARPANET.

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1990: What had been the ARPANET turned into a larger network called the NSFNET. It is known as the Internet, which lots of people can use.

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1991: The World Wide Web begins and AOL becomes the most popular service connecting computers to the Internet.

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1995: Yahoo.com becomes the first popular website to let people search the web.

2002: MySpace becomes a popular website for social networking, followed by Facebook in 2003.

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