The World Wide Web Turns 21

On March 13, 1989, the internet was born. A physicist named Tim Berners-Lee proposed to his boss at CERN (the world's largest particle physics laboratory) a concept of using hypertext—those still-familiar underlined links, which, when clicked, take you to another page of content related to that link, to facilitate sharing information among researchers. By Christmas of the following year the world wide web was up and running on two computers. Eventually CERN put the web in the public domain, ensuring the world would have a single system for accessing the internet. Today it is hard to imagine a world without websites, Google searches, video streaming or music downloads. Happy 21st Birthday World Wide Web!

Here are some interesting facts about the World Wide Web:

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