10 Facts About The World Wide Web



Molly Stazzone, Staff Writer

The World Wide Web turned 25-years-old this week. Let’s go back in time when the Internet was a new born baby.

1. The Inventor

The Internet was created in March of 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee.

2. The first uploaded image was…

This photo shows the French parodic rock group Les Horribles Cernettes.

3.Email was created

In the ’70s and ’80s and not accessible to everyone. During this time email and the “@” symbol was created. After the world wide web take-off email was accessed to everyone. It also lead to the loud sounds when it was in process. Thankfully, emails today do not have loud sounds when logging on.

4. 1990 Web vs. 2014 Web


A lot has changed since the invention of the Web. There is an estimated 637 million websites today.

5. The expansion

In 1990 a few million people had Internet access. In 2014, thanks to mobile devices and faster browsing the Internet will exceed 7 billion users and keep expanding for several years.

6. The spread of Social Networks

Back in 2005-2006, Facebook uploaded itself onto the Internet. Now it has 1.7 billion users.

7. Music stores

Before iPods, iPads, and the iTunes Store there was a website called Napster. It was like the iTunes Store, but it took a very long time to download a song (forever to download a couple songs) and it wasn’t as cool as iTunes.

8. Smartphones


After Facebook became popular phones started to lose the flip and added the touch. Touch screen phones or smartphones have now almost eliminated flip phones.

9. standard computers & Laptops

Laptop computers are great devices for accessing the Web on a smaller type of computer. A computer that can fit on your lap. Since the early 2000s people on the go,students, and everyone in between now has the access of the Web.

10. The future of the Internet

The future is now here. The Internet went from big box computers, to a few websites, to Social Networks, to now smartphones and tablets.
Will the Internet take over all prior media sources? I think that question has already been answered.