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WWW – World Wide Web

The World Wide Web (WWW) as we commonly know it as a Web, from where you are likely reading this. It is a system where we can access informative documents and other resources in various forms from the internet. Its used for browsing the news, chatting with friends, ordering food, booking a flight etc. We use it from our computers and phones. World wide web has definitely changed the way how information was shared prior to its existence, with the help of fax machines, letters, telephones.

What is World Wide Web ?

Well, the World Wide Web is a collection of websites stored on different web severs. A web server is a computer specifically designed to store and share the information with the use of web hosts. Each website is uniquely identified with its website address or a URL(Uniform Resource Locator). The World Wide Web is not the Internet, event though the terms are often used interchangeably. The Internet, in simple words, is the way how computers connect to each other in order to share information. Just like this world, no one owns the Web, it belongs to all of us. We might have to pay an Internet service provider to gain access, a hosting company to rent web space and to register a web address of our choice.

Who invented the World Wide Web ?

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, also known as Tim BL, a computer scientist invented the WWW in the year 1989.

What makes the Web so unique ?

Earlier to existence of the Web, most information was consumed form newspaper articles, books or any other physical document by reading it line by line, page by page, from beginning to the end. There was no ease of accessing relevant information in a short span of time. The Web accomplishes this arrangement of digital information access to the world with the use of hyperlinks. Hyperlinks are clickable links which divert the user to specific content of its interest, like this blog page has links on right side with a list of topic names, just the way we have index page to locate the title at specified page number and textbook.