25 Years of the World Wide Web
25 years ago, on March 12, 1989, Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal for a “global hypertext system” which would lead to the development of what would become known as the World Wide Web. In 1990 the proposal took a more formalized shape and Berners-Lee finished the first known website in December of that year.
According to Berners-Lee “the Web is a powerful enabler of people, economic activity, and democracy…” The Web has clearly transformed the way we interact with one another was well as find and use information.
On the 25th anniversary of the Web’s conception Berners-Lee is asking users of the Internet to think about the following questions and help shape the future of the Web:
- How do we make the Web truly globally available to all people?
- How do we secure the web?
- What does the Web need to be more useful in education, commerce, entertainment, and social interactions?
- How do we build a universal web, accessible to all regardless of physical or cognitive capability?
The World Wide Web Consortium or W3C invites all to send a message for a virtual birthday card as well as visit the Web at 25 website to find out about upcoming events and ways to be involved in shaping the future of the web.
Watch the full video message from Berners-Lee below: