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It Was The Invention That Brought The World Together: The Internet

Feb 7

While computers all over the globe are connected via the internet, it wasn't until World Wide Web (WWW) that the technology was transformed into something that could be used by everyone. A collection of webpages is what the world wide web is all about; your browser accesses the world wide web via the internet.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee established the world wide web in 1989 while he was looking for a means to make it easier for scientists to exchange data from their studies. No one has ever thought of using the internet to link one document directly to another using hypertext or the internet (text shown on a computer display that links to other text the reader may quickly access).

While working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, Berners-Lee invented the world wide web. By the end of his career, his goal had expanded from merely creating a network for scientists to exchange information to creating an open and free "information space" where anyone could come together to exchange ideas and contribute.

The world wide web is made up of three primary components. It's the addressing scheme of URL (uniform resource locator), HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol) that connects computer systems, and the markup language HTML (hypertext markup) that creates web pages with hypertext links.

Web browsers and servers were also created by Berners-Lee. There was a tremendous rise in web browser production in the 1990s, as well as a proliferation of web-based technology.

Everyone, not only scientists, now has access to the internet thanks to the advent of the World Wide Web. Many individuals were able to have access to more knowledge and share it more easily because of the internet. There have been other developments since then, allowing people to publish their work and ideas on a variety of platforms, such as social networking sites, blogs, and video sharing sites.