For Everyone

The World Wide Web’s birthday! (webat25.org). And a greeting address from Tim Bernetrs-Lee:

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‘By working together, I believe we can build a Web that truly is for everyone: one that is accessible to all, from any device, and one that empowers all of us to achieve our dignity, rights and potential as humans. Let’s use this landmark birthday as a crucial step on that path.’ (T. B-L)

World Wide! World Wide?

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2014-03-13_webwewant‘ the actions of some companies and some governments threaten our fundamental freedoms on the Web.’ https://webwewant.org

A segmented WWW is no longer a WWW.

 

Some events in WWW’s curriculum

To celebrate the 25th year of the Web,  in the opera blog has assembled 25 facts he thinks to be of interest:

1989: Tim Berners-Lee and the team at CERN invented the World Wide Web.

1990: The Archie Search Engine was created at McGill University. It is considered to be the first internet search engine.

1991The first ever website went live.

1992: The phrase surfing the internet was coined by Jean Armour Polly.

1993: The Mosaic web browser, often described as the first graphical web browser, was launched.

1994: Yahoo! was launched. It first came out as a web directory.

1995: Opera was born! We turned 18 years old last year.

1996: Nokia released its first phone with internet access, the Nokia 9000 Communicator.

1997BabelFish, the first automatic-translation application, was launched.

1998: The Google search engine was born.

1999: Napster was launched, changing the way we find and consume music online.

2000:  By 2000, over 20 million websites were up and running.

2001: The first Wikipedia article was published.

2002: Social-networking site Friendster was launched. Today, Friendster now runs as a social-gaming site.

2003: Skype, a voice and video-calling service, was released.

2004: Facebook went online.

2005: The first ever video on YouTube was uploaded. It has a guy and a zoo in it.

2006: Twttr was launched. It’s now called Twitter today and is one of the most used social media services.

2007: Apple released the iPhone, changing the way people use mobile browsers.

2008: Dropbox was launched at TechCrunch50.

2009: WhatsApp, a cross-platform mobile messaging app, was launched.

2010: Instagram was launched. Now, we could finally take pictures of our food.

2011: Google+ was released. It was first launched as an invite-only service.

2012: More than 115,000 websites participated in the largest online protest in history. It was aprotest against internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA.

2013: Internet.org, a project by Facebook in partnership with Opera and other technology companies, was announced. Its aim is to connect the next 5 billion people online.

2014: The year has just begun! What do you think is the most important event so far?

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