The Evolution of the... LINK.

July 19 2018 - 1.5 min read
Nadav Raviv

Tim Berners-Lee (English computer scientist) made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet.

CERN, the first website, was born at November 1992.

Netscape was the first company to attempt to capitalize on the nascent World Wide Web - Netscape originally founded under the name Mosaic Communications Corporation on April 4, 1994, the brainchild of Jim Clark who had recruited Marc Andreessen as co-founder.

Napster was originally founded as a pioneering peer-to-peer file sharingInternet service that emphasized sharing audio files, typically music, encoded in MP3 format.

Kevin Gilbertson, American web developer, launched TinyURL in January 2002, so that he would be able to link directly to newsgroup postings that frequently had long and cumbersome addresses.

Links got to be handy with Steve Jobs introducing to the world, the Multi-Touch-Screen iPhone.

URL shortening service, Bitly, used HTTP 301 redirects for its links, to make Twitter posts short & handy.

Four nerdy Geeks in Tel Aviv, made the World first Dynamic Link,
that re-direct users… curelete to user’s last social action. Taste it here:
25 years. The Link is re-born.

Link Big is proud to launch 8 new "contextual" links, never been seen before. See them all here

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