We use it all day, every day, and today the World Wide Web celebrates its 29th birthday!
Invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, the internet has become a worldwide phenomenan, one which has changed the way we live our lives on a daily basis.
We take a look at some of the key developments of the Web which have shaped the modern world as we know it.
1. Social media
Thanks to social media we are connected to the the world at the touch of a screen. We know what everyone is doing at all times and it’s become much more than just a platform for sharing family photos. The creation of social channels like Facebook and Twitter has helped to create millions of jobs around the world, and it’s become a vital part of the marketing efforts of companies, big and small.
2. News websites
Gone are the days when you have to wait for the daily newspaper delivery before knowing what’s going on around the world. Thanks to the internet, we can keep up to date with every aspect of society from technology to business to politics, globally, in a matter of seconds. If there’s something we don’t know already, there’s an exceptionally high chance that Google will have an answer for us.
We’re all guilty of it, saying we’ll go shopping at the weekend whether it be for food or clothes, and staying tucked up in bed instead. Well, thanks to the Web we’re able to do both, and in some cases get the items delivered to our door the same day!
4. Video streaming
Last but not least, we all have the internet to thank for unlimited streaming of our favourite shows whether it be Peaky Blinders or last week’s X Factor. Watching a film or series is easier than ever and requires no more than the click of a button.
Happy birthday WWW!