Despite being a young adult the World Wide Web has taken over the world we get a throwback when the history of websites began 25 years ago.
- The World Wide Web was created by Tim Berners-Lee
- The first website appeared at CERN
- It is one of the fastest-advancing projects of all times
There are so many ancient things in the world that scientists keep discovering, which are far less powerful than the web, which is surprising given that the web is only 25 years old. It somehow managed to rapidly take over in his teenage years and it now seems to rule the world in a way which makes us completely dependent on it.
The first website in the world was created by Tim Berners-Lee and it went online exactly 25 years ago. The location was CERN and speaking about the ‘online’ part, the website could only be accessed by the people in CERN as it was only web, without the ‘world-wide’ part. A year later they manage to reach a broader public and approach the idea of what web is today.
This first webpage had a very basic form and it only contained an explanation for how the project worked. However, despite that, it definitely represents the base on which the future of websites has built on to become what it is today.
What does the World Wide Web represent? As the name itself suggests, similar to a spider’s web, it is a network of networks which connects the whole world. The project is one of the most revolutionizing the world has had so far as it managed to basically bring together data from every corner of the world. And from all the revolutionizing projects this is probably the one that has developed at the fastest pace.
Think about it: it started as the most basic web page available to only a few people and now everyone is using it and everyone can share information, documents, photos or images with just a click. Not to mention you can access the web from computers which you can now hold in your lap, or from phones which now happen to be smart and even from virtual reality headsets, which are the latest high-tech device the world has come up with.
All in all, I’d say the World Wide Web is probably one of the most amazing things ever created and we should celebrate its 25th anniversary.
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