The World Wide Web is 25 Years Old

WWWOn March 12th, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee put forth a proposal to make information sharing possible over computers, using nodes and links to create a “web” that would eventually stretch worldwide and become the modern internet. Now, 25 years to the day after he disseminated that proposal, Berners-Lee has called for the internet he invented to stay free and open.

It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years ago that the World Wide Web made it’s debut.   As a Web Designer in Tucson Arizona I am still continually amazed on what is found and can be done on “The Web.” 

The internet has certainly made the world seem smaller.   The news of world events fly across the news and social media sites at lightening speed.   I live very clost to the Safeway store where Gabrielle Giffords was shot on January 8, 2011.  I remember watching the breaking news on the television, and immediately went to the social media sites for better coverage.    

Read/hear the message from Sir Tim Berners-Lee regarding the future of the World Wide Web at http://www.webat25.org/.