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Google celebrates the 30th anniversary of World Wide Web with a doodle

PW Bureau

Thirty years ago, it was on March 12, 1989, that British physicist Tim Berners-Lee came up with a decentralised system of information management which later morphed into the world wide web New Delhi: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web (WWW), Google has on its page a doodle that features a desktop with a globe inside it. Thirty years ago, it was on March 12, 1989, that British physicist Tim Berners-Lee came up with a decentralised system of information management which later morphed into the world wide web. As of today, the world wide web is used by millions of people across the globe.

Internet different from World Wide Web

Google Doodle animation shows the revolutionary milestone in the history of the world wide web through block graphics that were common earlier. While warning people against confusing WWW with the Internet, Google said in a blog post, “Not to be confused with the internet, which had been evolving since the 1960s, the World Wide Web is an online application built upon innovations like HTML language, URL ‘addresses,’ and hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP.” Lee’s proposal included a system comprising hypertext links where clicking key words on a page would take the user directly to another page dedicated to them, thus connecting a number of pages with each other. In a letter published on Monday, Tim Berners-Lee had hailed the opportunities the web had created, giving marginalised groups a voice and making daily life easier. However, he also issued a warning, saying, “It has also created an opportunity for scammers, given a voice to those who spread hatred, and made all kinds of crimes easier to commit.”