The World Wide Web

Zoe Ozse, Ruben Garcia

How it started

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist believed he could find a way to fix the many problems between the different information on all the different computers. Computers were already connected through the internet so he thought he could get all computers to share the same information through a technology called hypertext.

Where it began

By October of 1990 Tim had wrote three fundamental technologies- HTML, URI, and HTTP. He also made the first web page editor “” By the end of 1990 this web page was first served on the worldwide internet.

How it changed our lives

With the WWW it is easier to multitask, there is no need for phonebooks, we are more socially connected, no need to check the news for new info, Get information better and faster. It would be hard to live in a world without it now that we have it. We use the WWW for everything today. Things like job searching, weather, shopping, keep track of money, latest news etc.

Improving it

Licklider who was a psychologist and computer scientist put out the idea in 1960 of a network of computers connected together by "wide-band communication lines" through which they could share data and information storage.

Today they’re working with more than 160 partner organisations to advance the WWW in over 70 countries.

The World Wide Web Today

On April 30, 1993 CERN announced that the WWW technology would be available to all for free.

The Internet’s first website went online on August 6, 1991. Berners-Lee and his fellow CERN team members launched with a landing page that only included 153 words.

Of the world’s 7.1 billion people, 2.4 billion people go online today. This is 37.7% of the world’s total population. About 6 of 7 people have internet access that is being used everyday.