Sir Tim Berners-Lee changed the world: he invented the World Wide Web.
He then gave the web to all of us for free – a move that sparked a global wave of creativity, collaboration and innovation never seen before.
The web has changed the world, but that free and open web is today under threat.
Why was the invention of the World Wide Web important?
Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world. These actions allowed the web to flourish.
When did the World Wide Web become popular?
6 August 1991
What is the difference in the World Wide Web and the Internet?
The Internet is a global network of networks while the Web, also referred formally as World Wide Web (www) is collection of information which is accessed via the Internet. Another way to look at this difference is; the Internet is infrastructure while the Web is service on top of that infrastructure.
Why is Tim Berners Lee important in the history of the Internet?
In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an Internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990.