A birthday is where everyone comes from. It’s a day of beginning, a start of a new and everlasting creation.
Yes. Today is someone’s birthday to be celebrated. It’s the 20th World Wide Web’s birthday today. And you are invited of course in reminiscing the past where all of these Hi-Tech stuffs came from.
There were three letters that is really significant to the websites that somewhat became a business and a very useful medium in communication. These were started in a 1991 Project, the WWW.
Back then, in year 1991 when Tim Berners-Lee, a 36-year old physicist at a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps that fortunately come up with the idea to harness even more the capabilities of the internet to the extent that people could use it for personal or in business. The internet before is where physicist can only share information but Tim Berners-Lee think that the internet have the possibility to expand and he thinks of a way on how to improve it. He determined of having the internet as a platform not only for experts like them but for everyone.
By that time, the World Wide Web was developed and on August 6, 1991, the first website on the history had been introduced and published by Tim Berners-Lee of course although it was quite simple and basic.
Almost three years later, the W3C or the World Wide Web Consortium founded also by Berners-Lee, was a guidelines or standards to ensure that different websites would all work the same.
To the recent, Google+ for example can be considered as one of the major beneficiaries of the WWW for being one of the fastest growing social network. The fact that it already acquired more than 20 million members starting on June 28 was amazing.
Let us all smile and greet World Wide Web a “Happy Birthday”! As we commemorate the last 20 years and dreams the future 20 years and more.