World Wide Web Day Celebrates the Impact of the Internet

  • 03 Aug 2023

World Wide Web Day is observed on August 1 each year to commemorate the creation and impact of the World Wide Web (www) on the world.

Key Points:

  • World Wide Web's Inception: On August 1, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee proposed the concept of the World Wide Web on the alt.hypertext newsgroup, marking its significant beginning.
  • History of the World Wide Web: Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web in 1989 while working at CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research).
  • The first web browser, WorldWideWeb (later renamed Nexus), and the first web server, "httpd," were developed by Berners-Lee and his colleague Robert Cailliau in 1990.
  • The world's first website went live on August 6, 1991, hosted on Berners-Lee's NeXT computer, which also served as the world's first web server.
  • Importance of World Wide Web Day: World Wide Web Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the internet on people's lives and celebrate the creativity and genius of Tim Berners-Lee and other contributors to its development.