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The World Wide Web Turns 25

By Jos
Mar 11, 2014
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  1. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 811   +91

    Thanks Al Gore :D
     
  2. 25 and still based on antiquated and inefficient HTML protocols. 2 browsers cannot display the same page equally.
    And the only REAL advances, named Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight, have been "banned" by a company named "Apple".

    Happy 25th birthday Web. You're still an infant.
     
  3. I remember the first time I saw Mosaic in early 1994. Even then when there weren't a ton of places to go, and most were all text -- it was clearly awesome and seemed likely to only get better, which obviously it did.
     
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,094   +110

    40% of the world goes online ... this means we still have a lot of work ahead of us.
     
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,094   +110

    trust me flash sucks :D whenever I make a website it's flash that breaks things
     
  6. As someone who was helping run and into the BBS and MUD scene I saw this coming a long way off though could certainly not imagine how it would completely transform the world.
     
  7. Wait, who is Tim Berners-Lee? I thought Al Gore was the Father of the Web.
     
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  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,055   +918

    I love the timeline! Awesome work.
     
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  9. Where is ICQ?
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,385   +240

    I'm not going to complain one bit. I'm very grateful to have a computer & able to be online. Not to mention I'm very grateful to the knowledgeable guys & gals here at TS that have helped me considerably. Long live the internet
    happy-birthday-internet.png
     
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  11. DKRON

    DKRON TS Enthusiast Posts: 562   +11

    Where is myspace? just me?
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,385   +240

    It all depends on how one reads the other comments. :)
     
  13. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,855   +184

    It is listed in the time line. March of 1995.
     
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,385   +240

  15. KarenInChicago

    KarenInChicago TS Rookie

    The web wasn't really available to everyone and user-friendly until a browser was employed, enabling just about anyone to search for info. That was in April 1993....so I'd say the web as we know it is barely 21. Almost old enough to drink!
     
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  16. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,188   +244

    You missed out the timeline where the government created the internet.
     
  17. Nothing about p2p and nothing about internet speed, also what's the big deal with facebook?
     
  18. Phr3d

    Phr3d TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Facebook and CGA icons aka T I L E S
    lol
    alta vista was the search-engine of '93, great fun, endless links.
    I reached alta vista et al with America Online and my 1200 baud racal vadic analog modem (I.e., speeds ignored).
    usenet barely mentioned
    Diablo I and multi-geographic multi-player gaming on battlenet

    and nothing worth noting happened for four years.. hm..
     
  19. Railman

    Railman TS Enthusiast Posts: 666   +96

    Internet speed is down to infrastructure. As such it does not represent a WWW milestage any more than the introduction of 4 core CPUs. Also p2p is something that uses the Internet and is not part of the WWW.

    Frankly I understand your feelings towards Facebook but it is a service that utilises the WWW and is popular with people.
     
  20. pounder

    pounder TS Rookie

    I can't read this fast anymore, any references to 1979, BBS, pre-internet arrival?
     


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