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W3
WORLD WIDE WEB

Definition: The world wide web is also referred to as W3, or in most cases it is commonly known as, www.  The world wide web is a collection of internet servers that generate documents which are accessed through the internet. These documents are configured in a HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) format, which allows users to retrieve images, videos, and audio. The world wide web is accessed through web browsers. Some commonly used web browsers include, Google ChromeMozilla Firefox, and Microsoft's Internet Explorer
History: The world wide web was created in 1989 by an English physicist, Tim Berners-Lee. Berners-Lee was a contractor at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) where he created ENQUIRE, which was a database that permitted hypertext. 
Difference Between the World Wide Web & the Internet: The world wide web and the internet are frequently mistaken to be the same. Although the two are related, the world wide web and the internet are different in several aspects. The internet is comprised of networks, which in turn links up with computers to form a network of its own that allows computers to communicate. Conversely, the world wide web is how users access the internet. In other words, the world wide web can be characterized as a network with accessible information globally. 

Fun Facts 
  • In the span of 4 years, the world wide web has surpassed nearly 50 million users. 
    In comparison to the radio, it took 38 years and about 13 years for the TV. 


  • The first browser was invented by Tim Berners-Lee, which he named World Wide Web.

 Common Craft
           presents
The World Wide Web in Plain English

The World Wide Web in 
Plain English video on the left was provided by Common Craft. The video highlights basic information about how the world wide web functions. Some key points that were addressed in the video include, 
  • To obtain access to the web, a user must have a connection from their home or business to the online world.
  •  A web browser is used as a translator to interpret codes as words and images. 
  • Codes or information from a website come from a server.
  • Each server and website has a web address. 
  • The reason why we use the term web is because servers are all connected.
  • Web pages use short cuts and links for convenience. 
  • Links create a web of connection which is distinguished as the world wide web.



  • Typing www is not required by any web policy.
    Users can simply type facebook.com to direct them to a site.

  • The reason why hyperlinks are blue is because blue was the darkest and most legible shade available among the 16 colors when monitors did not establish customized colors.