25 years of the World Wide Web

March 12, 2014 18:21
25 years of the World Wide Web

Exactly 25 years back on the same day, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who first proposed the Web, a way of using networks of computers to talk to each other. This proposal created a new virtual world and the web was initially called "Mesh" and "World Wide Web" was coined by Sir Tim in 1990.

NeXT cube is the machine on which the World Wide Web was created in the year 1990 and a photo was uploaded for the first time in the year 1992. The following year, CERN company allowed the technology to all at no cost. Also in the year 1993, it was a turning point for the World Wide Web with the launch of the Mosaic web browser.

From here, the internet and web has changed a lot and redefined itself over the years. There are now more than 600 million websites worldwide and the importance of social media sites have increased over the past decade.

Sir Tim also went on to write the the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and HyperText Markup Language (HTML).

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