1991: CERN introduces the World Wide Web to the public. 1992: The first audio and video are distributed over the Internet. The phrase "surfing the Internet" is popularized.
Jerry Yang and David Filo publish "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" online, which will evolve into Yahoo. The first version of Netscape Navigator is also released. The first secure ecommerce transaction is reported to have occurred Aug. 11, 1994.
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, outside his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. Photograph: Ed Quinn/Corbis
While some concepts of the Internet date back to the 1950s, the public-facing World Wide Web traces its history back 25 years. While some concepts of the Internet date back to the 1950s, the public-facing World Wide Web traces its history back 25 years.
The World Wide Web Foundation was created by Tim Berners-Lee in November of 2009. The foundation's goal was to launch programs that would advance the web and make greater changes in the world.
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Berners-Lee moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from where he still runs the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). By the end of 1994, the Web had 10,000 servers - of which 2000 were commercial - and 10 million users.
The World Wide Web Consortium's timeline says December 1992, whereas SLAC itself claims December 1991, as does a W3C document titled A Little History of the World Wide Web. The underlying concept of hypertext originated in previous projects from the 1960s, such as the Hypertext Editing System (HES) at Brown University, Ted Nelson's Project Xanadu, and Douglas Engelbart's oN-Line System (NLS).
A Little History of the World Wide Web. See also How It All Started presentation materials from the W3C 10th Anniversary Celebration and other references.
The World Wide Web ("WWW" or simply the "Web") is a global information medium which users can read and write via computers connected to the Internet.