The World Wide Web Turns 25 Today (Or Does It?)

Today might be the World Wide Web’s 25th birthday, but it can’t be carbon dated and doesn’t have a birth certificate, so it really depends on who you ask.

 

If you’re going by the date when the World Wide Web became publicly accessible, today has a strong claim to the anniversary. The very first Web pages, hosted by CERN, went live in August 1991. After a few weeks of playing around with them internally, the Swiss research institution appears to have flipped the switch on Aug. 23, allowing outside users access to the pages.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.pcmag.com

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