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Web at 25: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of World Wide Web

Discussion in 'Social Media' started by HaloHalo, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. HaloHalo
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    HaloHalo Administrator Staff Member

    From that initial project to what is the www today. 25 years is a not a massive amount of time but to see how technology impacts on all of us in some way or other and to more or lesser degrees depending on how we embrace it, amazing.

    Twenty-five years ago on August 6 1991, the first publicly available website was launched and the World Wide Web (WWW) was born.

    It was created by the now internationally known Sir Tim Berners-Lee who, just eight months earlier, first posted the simple text page on an internal web server hosted by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

    In the 1980’s, Berners-Lee had been looking at a way for physicists to share information around the world without all using the same types of hardware and software.

    https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/new...-celebrating-25th-anniversary-world-wide-web/
  2. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Well, a lot of people here on the forum would never have met their loved ones without the internet, probably the best invention ever, after the wheel of course :)
  3. HaloHalo
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    HaloHalo Administrator Staff Member

    Me included Timmers. I tweeted a thankyou to Tim berners lee before but the internet was off at the time :lol:
  4. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Glad i did it Trusted Member

    Its made the world a smaller place thats for sure.
  5. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Have the Americans laid claim to its invention yet ? :erm:
  6. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Glad i did it Trusted Member

    I wonder does he own it?
  7. HaloHalo
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  8. HaloHalo
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    I should have elaborated a little further regards the www. Although our fine British fellow, Tim Berners Lee did invent the HTML protocol for which www is known but it was indeed the Americans who invented ARPAnet.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET

    Without that network in place TBL wouldn't be famous for his work in the field.
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