The first successful message sent over ARPANET was the word “login” on October 29, 1969. Charley Kline, a student at UCLA, sent the message from the university’s SDS Sigma 7 Host computer to the Stanford Research Institute’s SDS 940 Host computer.
This makes Charley Kline the first Internet user!
Gmail ran for more than 5 years with the beta tag. It was removed on the 7th of July 2009.Google had launched their free email service on 1st April 2004 with 1 GB storage space. This was 20 times more than what was being offered by the competition at that time. [more...]