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Happy birthday Internet ! World wide web is 25years today.



You are reading this article on this blog then  thanks to the World Wide Web (“the
web”). Also responsible is the Internet. No, the Internet and the web
are not the same thing. In basic terms, the Internet is the entire
network of servers and computers — the infrastructure. The web is a
way of accessing those networks — by using a web browser.
Both are equally important, but today marks the 25th birthday of the
web. Yes, this means we are all getting old. To celebrate the occasion,
the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has shared a blog post
with Google.
“Today is the web’s 25th birthday. On March 12, 1989, I distributed a
proposal to improve information flows: ‘a web of notes with links
between them’ . Though CERN, as a physics lab, couldn’t justify such
a general software project, my boss Mike Sendall allowed me to work
on it on the side. In 1990, I wrote the first browser and editor. In
1993, after much urging, CERN declared that WWW technology
would be available to all, without paying royalties, forever”, says Sir
Tim Berners-Lee.
Berners-Lee pleads with readers by saying, “on the 25th birthday of
the web, I ask you to join in — to help us imagine and build the
future standards for the web, and to press for every country to develop
a digital bill of rights to advance a free and open web for everyone.
Learn more at, and speak up for the sort of web we
really want with #web25″.
On behalf of the entire BetaNews staff, I would like to wish a very
Happy Birthday to the web and a big thank you to Sir Tim
Berners-Lee. His invention has changed the world for the better, by
enabling easier access to education, entertainment, communication and
So tell me do you remember the first time you used the web?
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