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The History of File Sharing

1977 Ward Christensen developed the Xmodem - the first FTP XAS.EDUS 2.8 MILLION USERS per month and growing 1991 FE.C HO 98% are users of Fortune 500 Companies Used in for personal computers. 1985 30 MILLION registered users FTP (File Transfer Protocol) was standardized, allowing files to be efficiently uploaded and downloaded from a central server. was created to organize text files on servers Gopher protocol system yousENDit 193 COUNTRIES 1978 The CBBS (Computerized Bulletin Board System) was created by Ward hierarchically so users could easily share and view 1995 A Florida conference of early BBS 1971 IBM developed the 8-inch floppy disk, the 1st removable medium for manual file transfer. Christensen and a colleague in two weeks. BBSS communicated through phone lines and were virtual "cork boards" where users left messages for each other. 1986 Zmodem, a new point-to- point binary transfer protocol was created, offering superior long- distance transmission. documents. Gopher used two other systems called Veronica and Jughead (sadly, there never was a Betty system) to search 2012 Yousendit launches a new enterprise product line called Workstream offering B2B content collaboration solutions including send, share, sync, store and sign capabilities. providers renamed their collective BBS systems the "Internet"; called BBS providers ISPS. 2003 Yousendt is launched as a secure digital file delivery company and alternative to sending large file attachments via FTP. 2002 Amazon Web Service is launched offering a collection of remote computer services for online users. files across the globe. 1995 Mosaic, a graphical internet browser, brought more users to the internet through exciting visuals. As more users joined the internet, more information was published, accessed and shared. 1966 The ARPA Computer Network (ARPANET) project begins. 1981 The Kermit Project (named for Kermit the Frog) based at Columbia University linked computers through email, bulletin boards, file sharing, text processing, and messaging we now use everyday. 2002 The idea of cloud computing is introduced. 2008 The cloud-based YouSendit dropbox is released enabling users to send and receive large files through an embedded application located on their Web sites. 2000 R 1970 1980 1990 1995 2010 ARPANET releases the first File Transfer Protocol (FTP) specifications. Archie, a shortened version of "archives," becomes the first online file sharing program. FTP pages were catalogued so users could browse and download files. Mobile file sharing capabilities are introduced and popularized with the release of the iPhone. TCP/IP became standardized and the Domain Name System (DNS - .com, .gov, .org, .net, .int) was designed to allow computers to be networked and share information. The standard for Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) was officially released allowing users to send files to each other by email. YouSendlt introduced its suite of content collaboration services, which include sharing online folders, storing content, sync services and e-signing capabilities. 2007 1972 ADVENT OF FTP By 1995, Archie had 50 engines crawling millions of downloadable files. 1983 1996 Google Docs is launched bringing cloud computing to public consciousness. CON .CO CS. WHEN THE WORLD CONNECTED: MASS AVAILABILITY OF FILE SHARING 1990 Two Duke University students created USENET 2011 2007 - a forum where shared files are categorized by subject. Responses to messages from other users created discussions called "threads." Internet Relay Chat (IRC) introduced real-time chat to users as well as a file transfer application. HTREE.CO THE PAPERLESS OFFICE Over 31TB of digital content is sent, received, and tracked daily using YouSendit, which equals 40,000 CDs. 1979 1988 Over 34 million file transfers occur every month. This saves the equivalent of 34 million sheets of paper or 4,093 trees. Electronic file sharing protects the 17 reams of paper equals one tree. Every ream of paper saved conserves over 100 gallons of water. GEEKERY & THE RISE OF FILE SHARING environment. In contrast, for example, every time you ship a package 200 miles, 130lbs. of CÓ2 is released into the atmosphere. INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) defines how computers use IP packets to send data PROTOCOLS are rules around how technology works. FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL (FTP) defines how to upload/download files over networks. TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL (TCP) defines how to send data reliably over a network. HYPERTEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL (HTTP) defines transmission and display of data on webpages through browsers. Before the World Wide Web, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) was the only way to share files. Users uploaded files to servers and others downloaded the files using FTP client software. TELECOMMUTING, WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES & VIRTUAL OFFICES over the internet. yousENDit SOURCES: I I I I I I I I I l I I THE HISTORY OF FILE SHARING

The History of File Sharing

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Today, paperless (and even virtual) offices are taking file sharing even further. They’re communicating through sharing entire folders of information online, and trusting those platforms as their pr...



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