World Web Day: History, Meaning and Theme

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By CNBCTV18.com IST (Released)

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The WWW was created by English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, while working for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.

World Web Day is celebrated on August 1 every year. The day is marked in honor of people’s ability to browse information freely using the web. The Web is the tool that billions of people around the world use every moment to interact with the global system of interconnected computer systems that is the Internet.

Story

The WWW was created by English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, while working for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. Berners-Lee developed the essentials of the web – HTTP, HTML, the WorldWideWeb browser, a server, and the first website – while working in the organization.

Over the next two years, the development of the WWW was first shared with other research institutes and organizations. But WWW was also shared with the public as CERN shared the code and waived royalties on the use of the WWW in 1993. Less than a year later, hundreds of websites were created and the internet bubble started in 1995 based on rapid developments. made using the WWW.

Importance

When we talk about the Internet today, we are talking about the billions of web pages present that we can connect to at any time. What many may not know is that what we call the Internet is the combination of the World Wide Web and the Internet. The World Wide Web is the collection of all the websites, web pages, and resources that we can browse. The internet can be thought of as the highway that connects all web pages and websites. The development of the Web and the Internet has helped to propel the information age in which the world currently finds itself.

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