Posted: 12 September, 2014 by Web Guy Josh

The First Ever Tweet, The First Instapic & 5 Other Firsts That Changed The Internet Forever

Tags: Scoopla, Tech, Internet, eBay, Skype, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram

Most of us can’t imagine a life without the internet but believe it or not, there was actually a time when our phone didn’t track our every move and we didn’t upload our every meal for the world to see…

But as the World Wide Web took off, many genius ideas started to become a reality and the way we shared our lives with others was changed forever…

1. The First Internet Picture

The first picture ever uploaded on the web was of a comedy band called Les Horrible Cernettes.

The photo was taken in 1992 and was posted online some time after by one of the inventors of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee.

2. The First eBay Item

Back when eBay was known as AuctionWeb, the first item sold was a broken laser pointer for $14.83 in 1995.

The man who it bought it was a collector of broken laser pointers, funnily enough.

3. The First Skype Call

The first words exchanged on Skype were “Tere, kas sa kuuled mind?”, which is Etonian for “Hello, can you hear me?”

The call was made by a member of the development team and took place in April, 2003.

4. The First Facebook Account

founder Mark Zuckerberg was the first person to join in January, 2004 with the ID number 4 (the first three were used for testing).

The first non-founder on Facebook was Arie Hasit (pictured below), who is now in Israel studying to be a rabbi.

5. The First YouTube Video

The first video ever uploaded to YouTube was from co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.

The 19-second video was posted on April 23, 2005 and has been watched nearly 16 million times.

Me at the zoo

6. The First Tweet

Co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first ever tweet on March 21, 2006.


7. The First Instagram Picture

The first picture uploaded to Instagram was by co-founder Kevin Systrom on July 16, 2010.

Systrom says the picture of his cute dog was taken at a taco stand in Todos Santos, Mexico.



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