What People Don 't Know About The World Wide Web

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The first web page was designed to tell people about the World Wide Web. “In August 1991, Tim Berners-Lee published the first website, a simple, text-based page with a few links.” (Chapman, 2009). What people don’t realize is all the stepping stones that led to this technological breakthrough. December 9, 1968, Douglas Engelbart and his team demonstrated the first word processing system. October 29, 1969, the University of Stanford and UCLA sent the first message over the internet using interface message processors. In 1971 Ray Tomlinson sent the first e-mail to himself. December 1, 1971, Michael Hart used $1 million worth of computer time to store public domain books and documents for people to eventually access for free. (Beattie,…show more content…
The “#” is used to separate the main part of a documents URL with the portion that tells what part of the document to go to. The “@” symbol is used to identify a person’s address with the domain because it seems natural to say. “at”. The “http” and “https” are used to show whether the web address is secure or not. However, unlike these symbols and characters, that are necessary, the “www” that is traditionally used for naming a server according to the service it provides, is not necessary. Although technology is still evolving, there are a few technological milestones that heavily contributed to making the web what it is today. After Tim Berners-Lee launched the first web page the internet industry sky rocketed. The first search engine ever created was called Mosaic and was released in 1993 making it easier for people to search for specific content. This was what led to bigger search engines such as Google and Yahoo. In 1995 Secure Socket Layer was created making it easier and safer to do business on the internet with a credit card. Also in this year eBay, Amazon, and java script were created. In 1996 the first web based e-mail service was created. This service was called Hotmail. In 1998 the Google search engine went live. In 2001 Apple’s online music store, iTunes, was launched. In 2004 Facebook was released but more importantly, version one of Firefox was launched which
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