Ever since its inception, the internet has been one of the most powerful instruments in the hands of mankind. There is nothing that can replace this phenomenon called internet and that gives us the reason to salute the people who made a big difference in the world of internet by offering their best knowledge and skills to enhance this phenomenon day by day. The following is the list of pioneers that have made all the difference in the way we use internet today.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin-
these are the two great minds behind our Google Inc. Both of them have acquired their PhD’s from Stanford University. They first launched their website for Stanford with google.stanford.edu as their URL and later looking at its potential in 1997, they turned it to Google.com that we use so often now. Both of these geniuses are amongst 26th rank on the world’s richest people list of Forbes.
David Filo And Jerry Yang-
once again the Stanford University bright stars steals the show with their amazing master minds. These two great individuals are the proud creators of Yahoo! Inc. both of them were studying electrical engineering when they teamed up at Stanford. Yang began with the listing of the web pages on the internet with the name “Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web” which was later on made Yahoo! the initial URL of it was akebono.stanford.edu/yahoo.
the ever so popular Bill Gates require hardly any introduction for his contribution to the world of internet. He is the Third richest man in the world and a chairman and founder of Microsoft Company. Though this company was founded jointly by him and Paul Allen, Bill Gates has developed it much too far than that. If there are these many huge numbers of people using the internet then it is due to Microsoft’s unique feature of including IE with its windows software.
Steven Paul Jobs-
he is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Steven Paul along with Steve Wozniak created the first ever commercially successful PC in the 1970’s. It was he who saw the first commercial potential of the mouse driven GUI i.e. Graphical User Interface in the 1980’s. After resigning from Apple Inc. he founded NeXT and is also one of the largest individual shareholder of Walt Disney Company.
he is one of the most charming and admired youngster who has taken over the whole world with his amazing social networking website Facebook. He is a graduate from Harvard University and has the credit of becoming the youngest billionaire in the world. He is now the CEO of facebook and makes several important decisions about the company.
he is the one who invented BitTorrent and is the co-founder and developer of BitTorrent. The achievement of this man can be summed up in a single line that BitTorrent has made life easy. He is also a co-founder of CodeCon and co-author of Codeville.
he is the president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment which is the leading video game developer company situated in Irvine, California. He is the master mind behind the creation of World of Warcraft, which the most popular video game is played online.
find everything about everything on the online encyclopedia i.e. Wikipedia. Jimmy Wales is the mind behind this great online encyclopedia that is popularly used by all these days.
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen-
watch the latest and the oldest video on all topics and subjects on YouTube but did you know the founders of this wonderful website? It’s these two lads who founded this video sharing website.
Jeff Preston Bezos-
he is proud founder of the most widely popular shopping website, Amazon.com. it is one the established names for buying and selling any commodity right from pin to a car.
this man is the inventor of Napster which became the first ever peer to peer file sharing platform. Shawn Fanning is a software programmer and he developed Napster while he was still studying in Boston.
eBay is another most popular commercial website on the internet however, the distinguishing feature of this website is that it a market place for online auctions. This genius wrote the source code of eBay while he was just 28 years old in 1995.
he is the founder of the website Alibaba which is basically dealing with a China-based business that serves internationally. He founded this website in 1999.
he is the inventor of Craiglist which has 14.1 million page views each month. Craiglist.org it is a website that is a centralized network communities for featuring free advertisements and forums.
Had WordPress been not there many of us would not have the cool blogs that we have today. The credit for creating WordPress goes to this man he invented the core of WordPress at the age of only 19 years. He is also founder of Automattic and a spam fighter called Akismet.
It was MySpace that created the hustle on the internet first of all for social networking. He is the founder of MySpace.com a popular social networking hub along with Chris DeWolfe.
StumbleUpon is one of the unique websites for social bookmarking that opens the world of websites to discover and share with friends. The creator of this website is none other than Garrett Camp.
he is a software engineer from Finland who started with the development of Linux kernel. He is now the chief architect and project coordinator at Linux kernel.
Jon Postel –
Jonathan Bruce Postel has immense contributions to the development of the internet. He is an editor of RFC (Request for Comment) document series and he also administered the internet assigned numbers authority till he died. In fact, even an award of internet society’s Postel Award is named after him. He is the master mind behind the survival of the internet since 1969 to this date.
the most popular photo sharing service on the internet Flickr.com was co-founded by her along with her husband Stewart Butterfield. He has been involved in the social software, personal publishing and online community and has also joined Creative Commons’s board of directors in 2008.
he was the General Manager of Flickr in 2005 and is also awarded with TR35 award. It is an award given to under 35 years old people for their innovation that has stood in the top 35.
he is the founder of the first web browser that was popular in the beginning called Netscape and the company was called Netscape Communications Corporation. He is also a well known entrepreneur, multi millionaire software engineer and has also written Mosiac as a co-author.
he is an American software architect and business person who created Twitter. Twitter is now one of the most popular social networking sites that is used by all for staying in touch with their friends, business partners and so on. Dorsey is the chairman of Twitter while Williams, co-founder took the position CEO.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee-
however, last but definitely not the least important man in the world of internet is Sir Tim Berners-Lee. If he had not been then probably none of the above geniuses could have existed. he is the father of the World Wide Web. It was he who first ever successfully established communication between HTTP client and server through the internet along with the help of a young student staff called Robert Cailliau at CERN. Sir Berners-Lee is also the founder of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).