World Wide Web Timeline

The Web turned 25 on 3/12/14. The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released the World Wide Web Timeline.

Here's an excerpt:


  • 42% of American adults have used a computer.
  • World's first website and server go live at CERN, running on Tim Berners-Lee's NeXT computer, which bears the message "This machine is a server. DO NOT POWER DOWN!"
  • Tim Berners-Lee develops the first Web browser WorldWideWeb.
  • Archie, the first tool to search the internet is developed by McGill University student Alan Emtage.

Want more Internet history? See the Hobbes' Internet Timeline 11 and the Timeline of the Open Access Movement.

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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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