The Internet quietly turned 40 years old last month, as Leonard Kleinrock and others at the University of California celebrated the first time they (or anyone) got computers to ‘speak’ to one another.
It was on October 29, 1969, that Kleinrock and his team are credited for giving birth to the Internet by getting a computer at UCLA to “talk” to another one at a research institute.
One small step indeed, considering where we are today, with the proliferation of online social networking and content sharing that is now commonplace in society.
But Kleinrock is quick to note that, although 40 years have past, the Internet is merely coming of age in terms of its impact on society.
“It’s a teenager now. It’s learned some things but it has a long way to go. It’s behaving erratically, but it’s given enormous gratification to its parents and the community.”
Interestingly enough, this view is shared by Gary Vaynerchuk, who is currently leading the way for a new wave of individuals leveraging web 2.0 and the whole social networking movement via the Internet.
In a recent speech, Gary proclaims ‘the Internet hasn’t even had sex yet!’
Not sure how this applies to selling real estate?
Check out this video of Gary’s speech, where he describes his ability to successfully “scale up” his customer service and brand building by networking with people across the Internet using web 2.0.