World’s first website went online 25 years ago


25 years ago, (on August 6th 1991) the world’s first website went live to the public. Woww… so it’s the Silver Jubilee of the world’s first website.

The site was created by (The father of World wide web) Sir Tim Berners-Lee, that was a simple text page with hyperlinked words that connect to other pages.

This website which ran on NeXT computer at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research), the world’s first website is still can be visited today.

You can visit the world’s first website by clicking on this link >> World First Website

On the launch of world’s first public website, Berners-Lee said that..

“The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system, The project started with the philosophy that much academic information should be freely available to anyone.”

Berners-Lee wanted the WWW (World Wide Web) to be the platform where people from all around the world could share the information through Universal linked information system and Documents linked with each others.

Now on the silver jubilee of the world’s first website, the whole web is dominated by search engines, social networking sites, online E-Commerce (Shopping) sites and has evolved beyond the static web pages. And now web pages are made up of different interactive sites coded in new languages, packed with animations, colors, images and videos… have a look at the world’s first website 😮

At the time of launching world’s first public website, Berners-Lee was working as a computer programmer in European organization for nuclear research (CERN’s), where he had seen a lot of data lost because of poor communication.

The idea behind creating a world’s first website, was simply to create a tool for scientists to share Information or find information with ease. Later, web has become the world’s most powerful source for communication, trade and Knowledge. But that doesn’t mean that Berners-Lee is happy with all of the result.

Last month he’s turned 61  and regretted lot about his invention.

Today, the Web “controls what people see, creates mechanisms for how people interact,” New York Times quoted Berners-Lee as saying. “It is been great, but spying, blocking sites, repurposing people’s content, taking you to the wrong websites that completely undermines the spirit of helping people create.”

This is why Berners-Lee is figuring what’s the next step should be for WWW (World wide web). The Report said that “Berners-Lee is looking decentralize the whole web because the web model relies on IP Addresses and Central Servers, which ca easily be blocked or tracked.”

“The web is already decentralized,” he said. “The problem is the dominance of one search engine, one big social network, one Twitter for microblogging. We do not have a technology problem; we have a social problem.”

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