World Wide Web Gets 20 Years Old

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Deepak Tiwari

I am associated with CYBERMOUNT Solutions as the Director of Strategic Marketing in IT. My role includes business expansions & testing new industry verticals associated with IT domain. I have an experience of 5 years in international marketing for various business organizations & currently I am working as an entrepreneur in the IT segment. Besides working on strategic alliances & partnerships, I also work as an independent author/writer pouring my thoughts on future technology adoptions on web design & development.

Twenty years ago who would have thought that a simple word called WWW (World Wide Web) would bring revelations in our lives. It would not be incorrect to say that today the Internet has indeed become a staple thing for billions.

A Screenshot of the World’s First Website

It all happened twenty years from now April 30, 1993, that the World Wide Web was incorporated into a royalty-free public domain by the CERN research centre. And for this dream to come true Sir Tim Berners-Lee shall always be remembered who also introduced these simple technologies — the humble URL, HTTP and HTML which later became a part of the internet today.

British Physicist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, The Inventor of World Wide Web

But this was not entirely planned for the World Wide Web to make public. Had the CERN decided otherwise than probably you and I would not have seen the world as it is today, loaded with emails, online shops and social networks. A lot of contribution has been made by internet in the field of automations and god knows how many business verticals.

The NeXT Computer Used by Sir Tim Berners-Lee to Develop the World Wide Web

If we have a look at the statistics when the internet was made public in the year 1993, then by year’s end there were only 500 known web servers all across the world which accounted for one percent of the web traffic. However if we take a look at today’s scenario, we will be aghast to know that today there are more than 630 million websites……….and their numbers are increasing exponentially.

The World’s First Website

To commemorate this eve, the CERN centre has re-released Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s very first website and that too at its original address at http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.