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World Wide Web

On 6 August 1991, Tim Berners-Lee released his text-based Web software to the public creating the beginnings of the World Wide Web and general public use of the Internet.

image: Tim Berners-LeeWhat is the World wide Web?

The World Wide Web is a system of text links and multimedia capabilities that make the Internet accessible to mass audiences.

Who is Tim Berners-Lee?

Tim Berners-Lee is the primary inventor of the software program known as the World Wide Web. In 1989, Berners-Lee and his CERN colleagues created a communications protocol called HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that standardised communication between computer servers and clients.

Tim Berners-Lee was born on 8 June 1955 in London, England.

Timeline of the WWW

1971: First email is sent by computer engineer Ray Tomlinson
1989 March:Tim Berners-Lee coins the term World Wide Web (www)
1994: First full-text Web search engine is launched – the WebCrawler
1995: September, eBay is launched
1996 4 July - Hotmail is launched commercially, linking America’s Independence Day with freedom on the internet
1998 September - Google is launched
1999 The first large peer-to-peer file-sharing network is launched – Napster
2003 April - iTunes is launched by Apple
2003 August - MySpace launched helping to break the music careers of singers including Lily Allen and bands like Arctic Monkeys
2003 February - Social network site Facebook and sharing application Flickr launched
2005 February - Video-sharing site YouTube
2006 March – Twitter launched

Also on this day ......

6 August 1881: Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist was born. He is best known for his discovery of penicillin, which has been hailed as "the greatest contribution medical science ever made to humanity."

6 August 1945: Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in an attempt to end World War II in the Pacific. The U.S. bomber Enola Gay dropped a five-ton atomic bomb on the city, vaporizing much of the city and killing approximately 75,000 people.

 

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