Google Is Celebrating 30 Years Of The World Wide Web And The Doodle Will Set You On A Nostalgia Overdrive

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Tech giant Google on Tuesday, March 12, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the birth of the World Wide Web with an interesting doodle. Reminiscing how things were in the early years, the online search giant designed a doodle showing a desktop monitor and a globe in the center of it rendering slowly. 

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Updated On:

Tech giant Google on Tuesday, March 12, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the birth of the World Wide Web with an interesting doodle. Reminiscing how things were in the early years, the online search giant designed a doodle showing a desktop monitor and a globe in the center of it rendering slowly. 

Take a look:

"As we reach the web’s 30th birthday, we reflect on its history – from its hardware foundations to the 5 billion person network we see today," Google wrote in its blog. 

On March 12, 1989, 'while trying to find a new way for scientists to easily share the data from their experiments', British physicist Tim Berners-Lee came up with the concept of 'a universal and free 'information space' to share knowledge, to communicate, and to collaborate'. 

His proposal suggested the use of hypertext links to connect to all other pages having similar information. The technology milestone is now the main source of information for billions of people across the world. 

"There are three main ingredients that make up the world wide web. URL (uniform resource locator), which is the addressing scheme to find a document; HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol), which connects computers together; and HTML (hypertext markup language), which formats pages containing hypertext links." Google stated.

To clarify confusion between the internet and world wide web, Google in its blog explained, "The internet is a huge network of computers all connected together, but it was the world wide web that made the technology into something that linked information together and made it accessible to everyone."

"The internet already existed, but no one had thought of a way to use the internet to link one document directly to another," it stated further. 

Moreover, Berners-Lee also the first one to create a web browser and web server, following which the web-based technologies started flourishing. 

 

 

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