History of the World Wide Web

By Brittany Hagberg and Jesse Hagberg

When, Where, and Why it came to be, and the beginning of the phenomenon.

  • It was 1989 when the world wide web was first created by Tim Berners-Lee.
  • It was created in Geneva Switzerland
  • It was made to be a more advanced way of communication, information trafficking, and entertainment.
  • It was, and still is, considered the most powerful form of communication.
  • It was formed by taking elements from older internet based projects like Xanadu, and refining and adding things onto it.
  • The first web page ever was htttp:/nxocol.cern.ch/hypertext/www/theproject.html
  • In April of 93 www tech became available for everyone.
  • The worldwide web revolutionized how we learned and taught.

The rise of Google, and Internet Explorer, and turn of the century use.

  • In 1994 there were more than 1,500 active servers.
  • In 1996 Internet Explorer from Microsoft appeared.
  • Hotmail was also the first E-mail site.
  • In 1997 a new internet craze began. It was called blogging.
  • A year later Google opened up.
  • In its first year Google only answered 10,000 searches a day.
  • By 1999 they had 3 million searches a day.
  • It only went up from there, with 18 million searches in 2000, and 100 million in 2001.
  • Soon in 2003 a new craze started. It was Myspace.
  • Myspace was considered the website that made social media a mainstream thing.
  • In 2004 the 10 year anniversary of the webs availability was celebrated.
  • The next year there was a total of 8 billion webpages.
  • In 2007 there were an estimated 1.7 trillion users of the world wide web.
  • In 2010 the estimated number of people in the entire world that used internet browsers was at almost 2 billion.

The future of the worldwide web can be summed up in a few words: Better, Faster, Stronger, and More.

Sources

www2.uncp.edu/home/acurtis/courses/resourcesforcourses/webhistory.html


www.webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/