Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Happy Birthday WWW

The world wide web celebrated its 15th birthday on the 6th August 2006.

On this day in the year 1991, Tim Berners Lee came up with a program to link to, and browse the web. The internet came into existence much earlier but his software aimed to allow links to be made to any information anywhere.

At this occasion let us look at some of the milestones of the WWW.
6 Aug 1991 - Tim Berners Lee found the WWW
12 Dec 1991 - First web server was found
22 Apr 1993 - Mosaic, the first web browser, released
Feb 1994 - Two students start Yahoo to offer a directory of other websites
13 Aug 1994 - Netscape browser launched
1 Jul 1995 - Amazon starts as an online book store
24 Aug 1995 - Internet explorer offered with windows 95
4 Sept 1995 - eBay starts operations as auctionweb
4 Jul 1996 - Hotmail launched on US Independence Day
Sept 1998 - Two students start Google at a garage in California
May 1999 - Napster started to share music files
4 Sept 2001 - Google awarded patent for its search algorithm
19 Aug 2004 - Google goes public with an IPO
Today - There are over 9 crore websites

Thank you, sir Tim Berners Lee.
Source: Times of India