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IN Science & Technology ON 05 Sep, 2016
Do you know these amazing Internet Startups who changed the way of using the Internet? Everyone Use WWW, Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, etc. But Why?
These Internet Entrepreneurs started from the scratch, worked hard, and the results are here. Today they inspire us to do better and the best. The journey of their hardworking will motivate your heart as well, I bet.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is the guy who successfully executed communication between HTTP client and server via the Internet. Now we use this thing as WWW. He is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a senior researcher of the 3Com Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In 2011, he was honored with an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Harvard University.
Google is the widely used Search Engine on the Internet. Most of the people know Larry Page only. But do you know? Sergey Brin also co-founded the Google. It is one of the most profitable Internet companies of the world. In 1996 they changed the Internet world. Google's current worth is approx $498 B. Read more about Google Revolution
Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is the person who co-founded the world's largest encyclopedia. Yes, Wikipedia is the most popular source of general reference work. Wikipedia has the most verified information. If you still do not know about Wikipedia, then just search it once.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook. Well, do you know who the other co-founders were? He and his classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes started Facebook as the University project. Today Facebook is the world's best social media platform. But do you know Facebook is not allowed in Russia, China, Japan, and Korea?
Facebook's approx worth is $350 billion.
Jack Dorsey is the CEO of a mobile payments company known as Square. He also created the micro-blogging website Twitter in 2006. On Twitter, people share the happenings with hashtags. Twitter also shows the latest trends. Today Twitter is world's best happenings platform.
Matt Mullenweg is known for developing the free open source web software WordPress. Now, it is managed by the WordPress Foundation. Most of the popular websites are run on WordPress. Today every blogger uses the WordPress for their blogs. But do you know Matt is the Founder & CEO of CBBQTT (Chief Barbeque Taste Tester) Automattic also?
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen co-founded YouTube, Internet's most popular video-sharing site. It is broadcasting more than 100 million videos daily. Today, YouTube has its celebrities. Google acquired YouTube in 2006.
Bram Cohen is the person who created the BitTorrent protocol. He is the first person who created the file sharing program to use the protocol. Today, the Bit Torrent protocol is widely used for legal as well as illegal purposes for which Bram has been repeatedly criticized by the government bodies and the advocates of privacy.
"I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am for basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices', to be free of intruders, and to privacy." - Bram defended.
Yahoo! is known for defining the Internet. David Filo & Jerry Yang worked together to establish this Search Engine and while they were pursuing their Electrical Engineering. The domain 'yahoo.com' was created in 1995. Their highest-read news and media website, with over 7 billion views per month. They itself claims Yahoo attracts "more than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages."
Jack Ma is the Chinese Internet entrepreneur. He founded Alibaba Group. But do you know that Jack continues teaching 'English' in Hangzhou Teachers College? In 2001, World Economic Forum honored him as a "Young Global Leader". In 2004, China Central Television considered him among the "Top 10 Business Leaders of the Year." In 2005, Fortune magazine recognized him as one of the "25 Most Powerful Businesspeople in Asia."