Tim Berners-Lee is credited with the creation of the World Wide Web in 1989. It was originally created as a way that he could communicate and share things with co-workers via hyperlinks. Today, just 33 years later, the World Wide Web has become a main means of communication and has provided opportunities that would have been unimaginable before.
By October 1990, Tim had written the three fundamental technologies that make up the foundation of today’s web as we know it: HTML (HyperText Markup Language), URI (Uniform Resource Identifier, commonly called a URL), and HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol). By the end of the same year, the first web page was served on the open internet.
In 1993, the World Wide Web saw significant growth. At the start of the year, there were only 50 servers online around the world. By October that year, there were more than 500 servers online.
On the web’s 25th birthday in 2014, nearly two in five people around the world use the World Wide Web. Now, in 2022, a little over three in five people use the World Wide Web.