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Today is World Wide Web Day!

Blogging, Social Networking and many other online activities that we take for granted today wouldn't have been possible without the invention of the world wide web.

World Wide Web Day

Most of the time, we see it in the URL bar right before the domain name of some website but what is it, really?

Based on Wikipedia: The World Wide Web (WWW), also called "The Web", is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.

The World Wide Web has been central to the development of the Information Age and is the primary tool billions of people use to interact on the Internet.

Since then it keeps revolving and evolving rapidly through time. Most of the people are now online and they are now what we call "the netizens".

"The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow." -Bill Gates

If you'd like to learn more about the World Wide Web then you may check out the book “Weaving the Web” by Berners-Lee himself.


I am also fellow netizen, no doubt about it and being a user of the internet which has been a big part of my life, today is a special day to celebrate by doing anything you love online and say "Happy Birthday, World Wide Web!"

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