World Wide Web turns 30: Here are 5 interesting things you need to know

The World Wide Web (WWW), popularly known as the web celebrates its 30th birth anniversary. Google even had a special doodle dedicated to the birthday of the World Wide Web.

The world’s first website was “”, and it is currently active for users to access. Researchers at CERN managed to dig through older files and get what is believed to be the earliest copy of the first website.

On its 30th anniversary, here are five interesting things you need to know about the web.

Father of the World Wide Web

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web on March 12, 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 at CERN, a research organisation near Geneva, Switzerland.

Team behind the World Wide Web project

Tim Berners-Lee spearheaded the World Wide Web project. Joining him are fellow CERN researchers including Eelco van Asperen, Carl Barker, Robert Cailliau, Dan Connolly among others.

What is World Wide Web?

The World Wide Web in simple terms is a tool to access information on the internet. It is a storage space for documents and other files which are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). WWW resources are identified by users on the internet through web browsers.

World’s first website

The world’s first website went live to the public on August, 1991. The website explains what the World Wide Web is and gives more details on hypertext. It also lists details on who were behind the project, the summary and history of the project.

The web and the internet

The web is sometimes casually used as a reference to the internet. But the web actually makes up for one part of the internet. It is in fact an important tool for people to access different services on the internet. The web and internet are also co-dependent on each other.

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