Celebrating the ‘birth’ of the internet, 25 years later

While the internet is the backbone of what we use, it’s the world wide web that changed our lives. Without it, there would be no websites that allow us to access the internet.    

Yep, no Facebook. No YouTube. There would be no cat videos or getting real time weather, news and sports.

Tuesday there are 1.07 billion websites. But 75 percent of those are inactive. There are nearly 5 billion web pages. That’s impressive when you consider there are 7.4 billion people in the whole world.

By the way, there’s a website with that information, updated live.

You might think the web has reached a pinnacle, but there’s still a ways to go after 25 years.

Mark Zuckerberg, who by the way was only 7 when the web went public, is working to make the world wide web accessible to the world.

Facebook’s Internet.org project has already provided the internet to 25 million people around the world.

Is the world wide web the most important invention of the 20th century? Has it changed our lives as much or more than the airplane, the automobile and television? It’s at least part of the conversation.

I think we’d agree it is the most important invention of many of our lifetimes.

So happy birthday to the world wide web. Without it, well, I wouldn’t have much to talk about, would I?

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