World Wide Web turns 30 today
- On March 12, 1989, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web (www) which changed the internet forever.
- World Wide Web is an application that’s based upon different things like HTML language, URLs, hypertext transfer protocol, etc. and it’s mostly responsible for the way we access the internet today.
- The Web was made public in 1993 and a platform called Mosaic popularised it later that year. Mosaic was the first search engine to accept pictures, thereby making the Web a lot more user-friendly.
- As per Google, there are roughly 2 billion websites currently online, all of which are based on the Web.
- Google has also come up with a special doodle for today (March 12, 2019) to celebrate www’s 3-decade milestone.