We’ve come a long way since the advent of the Internet, when four leading universities — University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Stanford Research Institute (SRI), University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and the University of Utah — activated a project known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) back in October 1969, creating the world’s first network of computers.
Today, the Internet has grown by such leaps and bounds that a tremendous amount of data is being created, delivered and stored each day on the Internet. For example, in just one minute on an average day, 700 videos, 28,000 Tumblr posts, 100,000 tweets and more than 34,000 Facebook “likes” hit the ‘net – and total Internet traffic expected to quadruple by 2014.
Here’s an infographic look at the timeline of how the Internet has grown since:
[Infographic credit: Who Is Hosting This]