Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web – “Internaut Day”

The term “Internaut” refers to one who explores cyber-space and now encompasses all 3.17 billion of us! On 23rd August in 1991, the internet was made open to the public. The first website that went online looked like this –


Tim Berners-Lee first dreamed up the idea of an internationally accessible exchange of information while working at CERN in March 1989. But the technologies actually date back to the 1960s. There were fears of the Soviet Union attacking telephone systems during the cold war so NASA began to work on a network of computers that could communicate with one another.


A computer scientist called Vinton Cerf eventually achieved this towards the end of the 1970s, calling the communication system ‘Transmission Control Protocol’ (TCP) and later adding another protocol called ‘Internet Protocol’ (IP).

Researchers and scientists used this technology to send files to one another but it was Tim Berners-Lee who came up with the idea of making it a web of information accessible for everyone.

On the 25th birthday of the WWW, WhatteTrend thanks Tim without whom even our existence was not possible.



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