Happy 30th Birthday World Wide Web: Take a Sneak Peek into the History of Web
It’s March 12th 2019, a very special day in the history of internet – the 30th anniversary of World Wide Web. On March 12th in 1989, the British scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web (WWW) while working for CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva. Tim proposed a decentralized system of information management, which led to the birth of WWW, popularly known as the web.
Used by billions of people around the world to interact with the Internet, WWW is an online application built on innovations such as HTML language, URL “addresses,” and hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP. Let’s take a sneak peek into the history of web to know how and when it all started –
March 1989: Tim Berners-Lee proposed a decentralized system of information management, which was circulated for comments at CERN.
October 1990: Working at CERN, Lee wrote the first web browser, which was deployed at the organization.
March 1991:The web browser was first released to “limited audience” outside CERN.
May 1991:The web browser was made available to central CERN machines.
August 1991:Finally the web browser was available for public use.
April 1993: CERN made an announcement to make WWW technology free for everyone.
May 1994:The first International WWW Conference was conducted at CERN.
October 1994: An international standards organization, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), was founded for WWW.
Take a look at the first website –
To celebrate World Wide Web’s 30th birthday, Google came up with a special Google Doodle that depicts a charmingly optimistic vision of the web; a beige computer slowly downloading a slowly-loading video of a rotating globe.
Not just Google, Twitter also exploded with hilarious birthday posts and tweets, making #Web30 a trending hashtag all day long. Here, checkout some exciting tweets of the day –