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World Wide Web(WWW) Turns 19 Today

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It was 19 years ago when the idea/project of World Wide Web, abbreviated as WWW and commonly known as the Web, is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet was started.

Aug 07 1991, Tim Berners-Lee posted a short summary of the World Wide Web (WWW) project in a newsgroup, which marked the birth date of the publicly available WWW on the Internet.

Tim-berners-lee

Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, (born 8 June 1955, also known as “TBL“), is a British engineer and computer scientist and MIT professor credited with inventing the World Wide Web, making the first proposal for it in March 1989.

We suggest: Know more about Sir Tim Berners-lee from wiki.

On Jul 26 1991, it was Mark Langston Psychology Dept. Memphis State University, who asked for a help with these words,

Does anyone out there have any experience writing interpreters for GUIDE ver 2.0 for the Macintosh?  Specifically, interpreters that will collect data?  If so, please reply!

For this on Aug 7 1991, 12:31 am, Sir Tim Berners-Lee replied with the idea of WWW, which changed the world like anything. It was all started with this bit of conversation which made a big impact, WWW was evolved. 🙂

We Suggest: Have a look at series of conversation between Sir Tim Berners-Lee and others about WWW here.

At the time of the posting, the Internet as estimated to have a population of about 36 million people, which represented about 0.9% of the world’s population, according to Internet World Stats. According to the BBC, there were about 603,000 websites available at the time.

Internet Growth

By the end of 2000, there were 304 million people and 25.7 million websites online. Today, it is estimated that 1.96 billion people are accessing the Internet and almost 206 million websites are available, if we believe the numbers posted by Netcraft.

Lets say together “Happy Birthday WWW” 🙂 Share your thoughts on the Birthday web WWW 🙂

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    TecRux
    August 8, 2010 Reply

    Happy Birthday WWW. May you have many more for if it wasn't for you our lives would have been totally different. It is you who made our lives the way they are. Thanks

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      Vinay Gowda
      August 9, 2010 Reply

      Thanks for commenting :)

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    DEN @ Dreamhost Coup
    August 8, 2010 Reply

    man just look at the growth of users. www has really become important part of my life

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      Vinay Gowda
      August 9, 2010 Reply

      You are right buddy :) www has impacted a lot in web-world :)

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    Stacey Cavanagh
    August 8, 2010 Reply

    Happy birthday www :) If it weren't for you, I would probably get out more hehe!

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      Vinay Gowda
      August 9, 2010 Reply

      What you mean by "get out more" buddy :P Can you share with us? :)

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        Stacey Cavanagh
        August 9, 2010 Reply

        I just meant I would spend much less time on the computer.... and more time outside lol!

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    Mani Viswanathan
    August 8, 2010 Reply

    Its ironic that WWW is 19 yrs old & still url's can be accessed without entering it :P

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    Bishwajeet
    August 9, 2010 Reply

    Just think of those guys who registered domains in the initial stages ,all became multi millionaire .

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    France@Virginia DUI
    August 10, 2010 Reply

    Belated Happy Bday to www....I was surprise that the www was already 19 years old. It is very incredible that with out it URL will absolutely not work. It is said that the evolution of web has gone through phases as mentioned above and that has introduced numerous technologies and concepts in various areas like software, communication, hardware, marketing, advertising, content sharing, publicity, finance and many more.

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    Jack
    August 12, 2010 Reply

    And the World will never be the same place any more.

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