Timeline Outline ViewEra: 2010 - 2012 | Theme: Computers & Society
January 14, 2010World Texting Competition is Won by Koreans January 27, 2010Steve Jobs Introduces the iPad, the First Widely Sold Tablet Computer April 20, 2010"The Data-Driven Life" May 13, 2010Cell Phones Are Now Used More for Data than Speech August 1, 2010Data on Mobile Networks is Doubling Each Year August 4, 2010"Every Two Days We Create as Much Information as We Did up to 2003" October 1, 2010"The Social Network": The Origins of Facebook October 19, 2010Columbia University Opens the Tow Center for Digital Journalism November 9, 2010Towards a New Digital Legal Information Environment November 23, 2010 – October 22, 2014Apple 1 Computers Sell for $210,000 in 2010, for $671,400 in 2013, for $905,000 and $365,000 in 2014 November 28 – December 8, 2010The Wikileaks U. S. Diplomatic Cables Leak December 8, 2010The Website of MasterCard is Hacked by Wikileaks Supporters December 13, 2010The Digital Public Library of America December 16, 2010The Cultural Observatory at Harvard Introduces Culturomics December 27, 2010Founder of Wikileaks to Publish his Autobiography December 29, 2010Facebook is the Most Searched for and Most Visited Website in America January 2011The Smartphone Becomes the CPU of the Laptop January 22, 2011More than Ten Billion Apps are Downloaded from the Apple App Store January 31, 2011The New York Times Begins its "Recommendations Service" February 2011Confession: A Roman Catholic iPhone App February 201142.3% of the U.S. Population Uses Facebook February 3, 20114.3 Billion IP Addresses Have Been Allocated February 10, 2011Worldwide Technological Capacity to Store, Communicate, and Compute Information February 14 – February 16, 2011IBM's Watson Question Answering System Defeats Humans at Jeopardy! February 17, 2011Two Billion People Now Use the Internet Regularly February 17, 2011The U. S. National Broadband Map February 25, 2011Four Phases of Government Internet Surveillance and Censorship to Date March 2011The Environmental Impacts of eBooks and eBook Readers March 2011Koomey’s Law of Electrical Efficiency in Computing March 4, 2011The Impact of Automation on Legal Research March 6, 2011The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Automation on Jobs April 18, 2011Walmart Buys Kosmix.com, Forming @WalmartLabs May 2011Microsoft Acquires Skype for $8.5 Billion May 2011In May 2011 Netflix was the Largest Source of Internet Traffic in North America May 2011McKinsey Report on the Impact of the Internet on Growth, Jobs, and Prosperity June 2011The Expanding Digital Universe: Surpassing 1.8 Zetabytes June 2011FaceBook Serves a Trillion Page Views in June 2011 June 10, 2011Digital Democracy is Not So Democratic June 29, 2011News Corporation Sells MySpace for $545 Million Loss July 14, 2011How Search Engines Have Become a Primary Form of External or Transactive Memory August 15, 2011 – January 2014Google Acquires Smart-Phone Maker Motorola Mobility; Sells its Hardware Division in January 2014 August 15, 2011Free Online Artificial Intelligence Course Attracts 58,000 Students August 18, 2011Toward Cognitive Computing Systems September 2011Snapchat: Communication and Automatic Destruction of Information September 6, 2011Michael Hart, Father of eBooks & Founder of Project Gutenberg, Dies September 28 – November 14, 2011Amazon Introduces the Kindle Fire October 5, 2011Steve Jobs Dies October 25, 2011"Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America" November 20, 2011Digital Books Represent 25% of Sales of Some Categories of Books but Less than 5% of Childrens' Books November 23, 2011Rapid Growth of the Digital Textbook Market in the U.S. November 29, 2011Google Maps 6.0 for Android Introduces Indoor Maps and a "My Location" Feature December 6, 2011More than 10 Billion Android Apps Downloaded December 8, 2011100 Million Words Translated per Week by Google Translate December 20, 2011More than One Trillion Videos Were Played Back on YouTube in 2011 January 5, 2012Sales of eBook Readers in 2011 January 10, 2012Transforming Google into a Search Engine that Understands Not Only Content but People and Relationships January 23, 2012 – January 13, 2013Technological Unemployment: Are Robots Replacing Workers? March 29, 2012Nearly 50% of U.S. Mobile Subscribers Own Smartphones May 2, 2012Harvard & M.I.T. to Offer Free Online Courses October 2012Online Advertising is Expected to Surpass Print Advertising, But TV Advertising Dwarfs Both October 23, 20122.5 Quintillion Bytes of Data Each Day October 26, 2012Windows 8, With Touch Screen Features, is Released October 29, 2012$2.6 Billion Spent on Ads on Phones and Tablets in 2012 November 20, 2012Coursera Enrolls Nearly Two Million Students from 196 Countries in Online Courses within its First Year December 17, 2012eBook Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines December 28, 2012"Libraries Have Shifted from Warehouses of Books & Materials to Become Participatory Sites of Culture and Learning"