12th Of March is the 30th Anniversary of The World Wide Web
Who invented the world wide web?
In 1989, working at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal for information management that would go on to transform the way people communicate and consume information.
Why was it invented in the first place?
Sir Tim invented the World Wide Web because he was frustrated to have to constantly log on to a different computer every time he wanted to access different information not on his main computer.
Is the world wide web the same as the internet?
The World Wide Web is not the same as the internet
The World Wide Web and the internet are wrongly confused as the same thing – something Sir Tim is quick to correct people on.
The internet, which is a network of networks formed of computers, existed long before the World Wide Web.
WWW is the transfer of information, whether it be text, documents or other rich content like videos.
Was it always called the world wide web?
No, Sir Tim considered a number of name options before settling on World Wide Web.
Among the contenders were Mine of Information, The Information Mine and Information Mesh.
What was the first webpage like?
The first website just explained what the World Wide Web was
The first web page, defining what the Web is, did not go live until August 6, 1991.
The first web browser was also called WorldWideWeb
Years before the Internet Explorer, Sir Tim also created the first web browser, which went by the same name, WorldWideWeb.
You can still see how the Web looked originally and Party like it’s 1989!
Developers have recreated the 1st web browser as part of the 30th Anniversary
Click here to view it