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The World Wide Web Turns 30: A Timeline

By Julio Franco ยท 35 replies
Mar 18, 2019
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    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    Thanks Al Gore :D
    psycros and picka like this.
  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: 3,446   +1,912

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

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,446   +1,912

    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.
    psycros likes this.
  7. Wait, who is Tim Berners-Lee? I thought Al Gore was the Father of the Web.
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  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

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

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,824   +591

    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

    Cobalt006 and Julio Franco like this.
  11. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +26

    Where is myspace? just me?
    treetops likes this.
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,824   +591

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

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +244

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

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,824   +591

  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 Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    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?
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  18. Phr3d

    Phr3d TS Guru Posts: 404   +86

    Facebook and CGA icons aka T I L E S
    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..
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  19. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    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?
  21. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,478   +3,037

    Let me make a prediction for 3 years from now, in the same spirit...

    Over 90% of Internet activity is fake.
  22. fktech

    fktech TS Maniac Posts: 526   +138

    I'm online.
  23. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,254   +905

    How many homicides, suicides, stalkings and assaults can be attributed to this marvelous invention?

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