The World Wide Web (WWW) turned 30 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and the day was celebrated with a Google doodle. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the WWW in 1989 and the first web browser was written in 1990.
The WWW, popularly called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). Today, it is used by billions of users to interact on the Internet.
Let’s see how and when it all started:
March 1989: Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal “Information management: a proposal” was circulated for comments at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, CERN.
October 1990: Lee wrote the first web browser while employed at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland.
August 1991: The web browser was released outside CERN, first to other research institutions and then to the general public on the Internet.
April 1993: CERN announced that WWW technology would be available free of cost for everyone.
May 1994: First International WWW Conference was conducted at CERN in Geneva.
October 1994: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international standards organization for WWW was founded.