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The Wayback Machine has indexed over 400 billion webpages since 1996

The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine has successfully indexed more than 400 billion webpages. It’s a significant achievement and to celebrate, the archive recently published a list of other Wayback Machine highlights since it began indexing the web nearly 20 years…

The World Wide Web Turns 25

Twenty five years has brought along a lot of changes to the World Wide Web and in that time we’ve witnessed how it evolved from static to brimming with activity and creativity. As we commemorate another anniversary let’s look back at some of the events and milestones that helped transform the web into what it is today.

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History of the world wide web timeline dates back to 1910

The history of the world wide web goes back quite a ways and has been documented countless times, each take slightly varied from the last. It may even go back longer than you may think. An interesting timeline has been…

Weekend Open Forum: Online since...?

The world wide web turned 20 this week. Though I haven’t been online for that long, it got me reminiscing about the first time I heard my computer make that choreographed sequence of noises that allowed it to piggyback on…

Vint Cerf: Internet access is not a human right

One of the fathers of the internet, Vinton Cerf, widely known for creating the TCP/IP protocol took the opportunity in a recent NYT article to dismiss the idea that the internet is a civil or human right, saying that some people are…

Happy Birthday: World Wide Web turns 20

British engineer and computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) unveiled a project for organizing information on August 6, 1991. He called it the World Wide Web and posted a short summary on the alt.hypertext…