Friday, 4 May 2012

Surprising facts about World Wide Web(WWW)


Today we can access many webpages through different web browsers on the internet.We can use facebook,twitter,google,wikepedia and many other to know informations as well as contact with friends and neighbours. Now a days internet place a vital role in human life.It is one of the part of us.But many of us don't know the source of this power.

On April 30, 1993 a European research organisation near Geneva, announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone, with no fees due.2012 is the 19th anniversary of World Wide Web.

Some of the interesting facts about internet is listed below.

1.Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) named Tim Berners-Lee, wrote a proposal in March 1989 for what would finally become the World Wide Web.


2.The first website  was released On August 6, 1991.
3.Tim Berners-Lee write the first web browser - WorldWideWeb - in 1990.
4.Berners-Lee uploaded the first photo on the Web in 1992. That was an image of the CERN house band Les Horribles Cernettes.
5.Turning point in the history of the the World Wide Web began with the launch of the Mosaic web browser in 1993. It was a graphical browser developed by a team at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois.
6.International standards organisation for the World Wide Web, was founded by Tim Berners-Lee after he left CERN in October 1994.
7.The first Internet search engine is Archie. It was the first tool for indexing FTP archives, allowing people to find specific files.
8. If you dislike Internet users being addressed to as 'surfers', blame Jean Armour Polly. It was she who coined the term "Surfing the Internet".


9.Pornography constitutes a big chunk of the Web for most of its existence, but the first website on the .xxx domain (meant for adult websites) went online in August 2011.
10. Most people tend to treat the Internet and the Web as synonymous. They, in fact while being related, are not. Internet refers to the vast networking infrastructure that connects millions of computers across the world and the World Wide Web is the worldwide collection of text pages, digital photographs, music files, videos, and animations, which users can access over the Internet. The Web uses the HTTP protocol to transmit data and is only a part of the Internet. The Internet includes a lot that is not necessarily the Web.


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