The World Wide Web is a system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents (HTML).
... but it is not the same thing as the Internet.
The web (HTML), but also
email, video, file sharing, games...
It is millions of computers worldwide, connected together to share information
ARPANET - 1960s
Written about in 1961, created by US Department of defense in 1969
Internet - 1970s
email invented, Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn design TCP,
1976: Queen Elizabeth II sends her first email
Internet - 1980s
DNS (.com, .net, .edu) system created
World Wide Web - 1990s
HTTP/HTML - the world wide web - created by Tim Berners-Lee
The first website info.cern.ch was published in 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee
Some notable websites and their launches:
In September 2014 there were 1 billion websites
By example: View source
ex. Google Maps
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With domain registration or
More than 60 million websites
Started as a blogging platform