Who invented the world wide web?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Al Gore... NOT!!

    "The Web was created around 1990 by the Englishman Tim Berners-Lee and the Belgian Robert Cailliau working at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. As its inventor, Berners-Lee conceived the Web to be the Semantic Web where all its contents should be descriptively marked-up."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Web

    Some people mistakenly believe that ARPA invented the internet, but actually "ARPANET became the technical core of what would become the Internet, and a primary tool in developing the technologies used."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Intern...

  • 1 decade ago

    "The Web" and "WWW" redirect here. For other uses, see Web and WWW (disambiguation). For the world's first browser, see WorldWideWeb.

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    WWW's historical logo designed by Robert CailliauThe World Wide Web ("WWW" or simply the "Web") is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents that runs over the Internet. With a Web browser, a user views Web pages that may contain text, images, and other multimedia and navigates between them using hyperlinks. The Web was created around 1990 by the Englishman Tim Berners-Lee and the Belgian Robert Cailliau working at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. As its inventor, Berners-Lee conceived the Web to be the Semantic Web where all its contents should be descriptively marked-up.

  • 1 decade ago

    Researchers from many insititutions around the world needed a way to share information quickly with each other. Thus the world wide web.

    Short answer = researchers and computer guys

  • 4 years ago

    The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. With a Web browser, one can view Web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them using hyperlinks. Using concepts from earlier hypertext systems, the World Wide Web was begun in 1989 by English scientist Tim Berners-Lee, working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1990, he proposed building a "web of nodes" storing "hypertext pages" viewed by "browsers" on a network, and released that web in 1992. Connected by the existing Internet, other websites were created, around the world, adding international standards for domain names & the HTML language. Since then, Berners-Lee has played an active role in guiding the development of Web standards (such as the markup languages in which Web pages are composed), and in recent years has advocated his vision of a Semantic Web. The World Wide Web enabled the spread of information over the Internet through an easy-to-use and flexible format. It thus played an important role in popularising use of the Internet, to the extent that the World Wide Web has become a synonym for Internet, with the two being conflated in popular use.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Al Gore

  • 1 decade ago

    According to Al Gore it was Al Gore. He told Wolf Blitzer "I took the initiative in creating the Internet."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ted Stevens

  • 1 decade ago

    It started in the late 80's early 90's as doss bulletin boards. Usually used by universities and the government. I don't know the sole inventor.

  • 1 decade ago

    Tim Berners - Lee, an English man.

  • 1 decade ago

    Al Gore took credit for that.

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