I made a brief history of major events in the history of the Internet. Please take notice to how more events happen the farther the timeline goes.
The first permanent ARPANET connection is established.
Minitel is launched.
NCSA Mosaic, the first popular web browser is released.
Netscape Navigator, the second popular web browser is created by former developers of Mosaic.
The popular online gaming service Battle.net is founded.
Netscape Communicator, the successor to Netscape Navigator is released.
The popular encyclopedia, Wikipedia is founded.
Mozilla Firefox, the most popular web browser is released by former developers of Netscape & Mosaic.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is released and becomes the world's most popular video game (despite it being banned in the fake Communist China).
Clan Godz Minnionz, a popular gaming clan is founded.
On June 25, 2006, the SS Free is founded and becomes the world's most popular community.
On March 31, 2006 Metroid Forums, the world's most popular Metroid forum was founded. However Metroid Forums is currently hacked by rustyslacker so it doesn't really matter how popular it is since rustyslacker defaced it completely.
The popular message board Trollz is founded but their old URL got hacked.
On May 25, 2008, the Explosmertacular, a small online gaming community is founded.
rustyslacker's epic failure
rustyslacker, a disgruntled global moderator tried to hack the SS Free and hold it hostage and said the only way he would give it back is if he could be an admin. His actions resulted in him getting Brommed and the term "rustyslackered" was coined. rustyslacker also had his old forum shutdown by the United Forum Defense Association, however he moved his forum to a new URL.
The popular Internet term "rustyslackered" was born, it means a hack that lacks any real planning and therefore results in a epic failure.
The popular rickroll site Raygold Models is shutdown.
On May 17, 2008, Planet Mac, a large gaming forum geared towards Mac gamers.
On August 31, 2008, Trollz, a small gaming forum moves to a new URL since rustyslacker hacked the old one.
The official Usul forums go down temporarily.