Cut the high cost of AOL, CompuServe; budget
crisis sparks new Web site; DoD uses Web for family info on Bosnia
Jan. 14, 1996: RealAudio a hit
with its users; save money and access AOL via your own ISP; send
in local Web site locations.
21, 1996: Web soap opera 'The Spot' unveiled; Web acronyms
can be confusing; Netscape unveils another beta of Navigator 2.0;
TVNet chronicles history of TV programs.
Jan. 28, 1996: Chatting is big
business online; New York Times launches its Web site.
4, 1996: Usenet newsgroups offer news and lots more; computer
viruses strike when you least expect it.
Feb. 11, 1996:
Valentine's Day Web sites make the heart -- and mouse -- go
flutter; telecom protests spread across the Web; Netscape 2.0 goes
Feb. 18, 1996: CompuServe adds
new Web browser; AOL's GNN opening new markets; Hardin County businesses
use the Web for business.
Feb. 25, 1996: PointCast Network
offers a new way to get your news delivered; tests underway to offer
Internet access over cable TV lines; Fort Knox-related sites on
March 3, 1996: Political Web sites
chronicle presidential hopefuls' run for office; all presidential
candidates have Web sites, including Pat Paulsen; other sites poke
fun at politics, candidates.
10, 1996:Tax software, Web sites can help ease the chore
of income tax preparation; other sites offer online tax return preparation.
17, 1996: Software can help keep your kids safe online;
CyperPatrol, CyberSitter, Net Nanny, Surf Watch, and others are
reviewed; UK basketball fans can now catch the Wildcats online.
24, 1996: Lincoln Trail Area Development District unveils
comprehensive Web site; City of Radcliff site takes part in online
Easter Egg hunt; Yahoo! creates search engine aimed at kids -- Yahooligans;
ZD Net software library recommended for Web surfers.
31, 1996: Oracle chief pitches low-priced Internet device;
Churchill Downs offers online tour of historic track; i-Show '96
conference brings in noted Web designers; CNet offers e-mail news
7, 1996: Businesses creating their own private intranet
networks; Grayson County chamber unveils Web site; Ticketmaster
selling event tickets online; Yahoo, Ziff-Davis create new magazine,
Yahoo Internet Life; editorial cartoonist unveils Web site; "plug
& play" turns into "plug & pray."
14, 1996: Gardening sites a resource for green thumbs; more
editorial cartoonists surface on the Web.
21, 1996: Netscape unveils preview release of new browser;
other browser bugs are reported; NASA Web site chronicles moon landings;
no need to type http anymore.
28, 1996: New NetToob player handles all video formats;
Yankee magazine unveils Web site; CNet first annual Internet Excellence
award Webcast; CNet to launch 2 new Net-related TV programs; local
residents put themselves on the Web.
5, 1996: I-Showattracts top presenters to Louisville forum;
Netscape releases Navigator 3.0 beta; UK study confirms Web's popularity;
congressmen get in ethics trouble with their Web sites.
May 12, 1996: Restaurant game players
meeting online to discuss strategy; AOL to take service to Japan;
Prodigy managers to buy trouble ISP from current owners; Nielsen
survey shows Net user trends; Usenet a place for varied interests.
May 19, 1996: PointCast Network
releases upgrade; Netscape updates Navigator; riddle galore on game
show Web site; Tony Awards unveil Web site.
May 26, 1996: Faster Internet speeds
coming - eventually; Faces on the Web; congressional law library
online; Prodigy sold to International Wireless for less than $250
2, 1996: InfiNet offering low-buck trial account; cable
modem development lurches forward; Lexington's WKYT unveils new
site; CompuServe announces its content will move to the Web; GEnie
to move, too; new federal statistics site debuts.
June 9, 1996: New search engines
compete with Yahoo!; free promotion boosts AT&T into second-largests
Internet provider; study predicts ADSL will compete with cable modems
by 2000; E'town Auto Auction debuts Web site.
June 16, 1996: CDA defeat doesn't
end court battle; use of images online puts light on copyright issues;
"easter eggs" show up in several Microsoft products.
June 23, 1996: AOL's new software
gets good reviews; FTC investigating AOL complaints; IBM announces
June 30, 1996: Hardin residents
have choice of ISPs; Radcliff Web site taking part in Independence
7, 1996: E-Data patent claim threatens Net's e-commerce;
LTADD adds new Bullitt Co. sites; Major League Baseball offering
All-Star site; KVN update.
14, 1996: Netscape working to protect marketshare with new
features; number of mom & pop ISPs increasing; PointCast Network
to offer CNN news content.
21, 1996: Webisodic soaps The Spot, Ferndale, Spike Webb
offer interactive drama; the Bible now offered online translated
in Pig Latin.
28, 1996: Tips for improving your searches; AT&T to
distribute MS Internet Explorer browser; new sites from Titlest;
new drama and Flight 800 discussions online; yo-yo fan puts tricks
4, 1996: Netscape "Power Pack" offers tools to
Web surfers; CNet site offers gaming tips; PC memory prices drop;
move site racks up record visits.
Aug. 11, 1996: Sites offer free
software; downloading tips and hints; Juno e-mail campaign promotes
is free e-mail service; sites offer useless fun facts.
18, 1996: What's in a name? Plenty -- if you have it copyrighted;
Internet Explorer 3 a major browser upgrade; change screen fonts
to improve readibility; try Super Reload on stubborn Web pages.
Netscape unveils Navigator 3.0 one week after Microsoft's IE
3.0; Wal-Mart announces new Web site; Sprint announces it will also
offer Internet access.
1, 1996: Help available for new Net users; free e-mail service
news; back-to-school online resources.
8, 1996: Create your own Web site; HTML resources; new children's
book helps educate kids about the Internet; warning about loose
15, 1996: Presidential candidates, political parties using
Web sites to get campaign message out; Project VoteSmart offers
analysis of voting records and issues; fan sites unite soap opera
22, 1996: RealAudio offers realtime concerts, archived content
streams online; Web site archives radio parodies; Happy Puppy gaining
popularity with gamers.
29, 1996: Online credit card theft isn't more common that
real-world fraud; video upgrades can improve your view of the Web;
News-Enterprise unveils new Web site.
6, 1996: Louisville hockey team unveils Web site; tourist
attractions making good use of the Web; new site offers investment
advice; new Microsoft browser in the works; AOL ad blitz begins.
13, 1996: World Series site debuts; Web error messages decoded;
NBC's Today Show site unveiled; MSN retooled, moves to the Web.
20, 1996: Internet telephone technology improving; A&E
has a hit with 'Biography' site.
27, 1996: Reports of Internet's death are premature; Cincinnati
tourism destinations open Web sites; retro-cartoons topic of new
3: AOL moves to counter threat from Internet providers;
BellSouth rollsout Internet service; telcos gripe that Net use driving
higher phone line useage; e-mail messages to God.
10, 1996: Microsoft releases Mac version of IE Web browser;
Iomega Zip drivers are hot ticket; 56k modems under development.
17, 1996: Apple plans Internet cafes across U.S., Europe;
MCI upgrade means you'll see a faster Internet; cable modems hit
Canada; upgradeable modems; AOL bill shock.
Nov. 24, 1996:
Dec. 1, 1996: Microsoft released
beta version of IE browser for Windows 3.1x operating systems; National
Science Foundation to kick off research on high-speed "Internet
2"; AOL move to unlimited surfing causes flap in Washington
state; AOL changes how it rewards employees with free Web time.
Dec. 8, 1996: Nolin RECC acquires
KVN; compliment your friends in new ways with the Surrealist Compliment
Generator; Domino's Pizza now on the Web; Mar, Venus author now
has Web site.
15, 1996: WebTV makes its debut; holiday-related Web sites
can bring Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa cheer; KVN update.
Dec. 22, 1996: Yahoo offering
personalized news page; introduce your family to area newspapers
Dec. 29, 1996: Hollywood using
Web sites to promote new movies; UPS offering package tracking;
Netscape releases Communicator beta; Netcom drops unlimited usage