Thursday, February 14, 2019

Understanding The World Wide Web ☄️ (WWW.)🌎

Hello guys and gals! In today's Yunus Blog post, we will discuss the concept of "www". Have you ever wondered what it stands for? Yes most of us know that it is the short for world wide web. Why do we still use it anyways? How did people invent this? What would happen if it never existed? How much do we understand the internet and world wide web? Let's take a journey into the virtual galaxies!!! Hurraaayy!

Image result for world wide web"Even though we all use the World Wide Web regularly for both work and pleasure, most of us would be hard pressed to define exactly what it is, describe much about its history, and/or articulate details of its impact. "


We all know it's impact I guess? Do we?

We tend to use the terms Web and Internet interchangeably and think of them as being the same thing, but they’re not. As Webopedia describes them: The Internet is a massive network of networks, a networking infrastructure. It connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network in which any computer can communicate with any other computer and of course as long as they are both connected to the Internet. The World Wide Web, or shortly The Web, is a way of accessing information over the medium of the Internet. It is an information-sharing model that is built on top of the Internet … The Web is just one of the ways that information can be disseminated over the Internet. The Internet, not the Web, is also used for e-mail…, Usenet news groups, instant messaging and FTP.

So now we all know that these two are totally different concepts right?

Well, the web is actually this:

"Distinct from the Internet, the World Wide Web refers to hypermedia using Hypertext Markup Language or HTML. This unique language allows information to be linked so when a person selects or clicks on one part of a link their browser automatically finds the designated information."

If you did blogging before, you will recognize the complicated text that they call the "HTML". Or maybe one day you got bored and looked for the source code of a web page via your web browser right? And then you got confused even if it was made of words easy to understand. Don't worry people like us who don't know to code deal with these stuff , you are not alone.

So, you may say, well all right we learned all these information but when did these stuff even started? I mean who is this guy after this fancy eye opening invention? Well take a look at this then:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989.  


Image result for Sir Tim Berners-Lee and computer
The First Ever Web Server In The World 
 "Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist. He was born in London, and his parents were early computer scientists, working on one of the earliest computers."

and let's take a step forward:



"The web became more than just an interesting experiment in 1993 with the development of a graphical browser. Up until this point, even the World Wide Web was terminal-based, meaning that the user depended on the use of a keyboard. Marc Andreesen, who was working with a team at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) created the first graphical browser, one that was not terminal based, called Mosaic."

But you know, when you invent (or make it graphical) something amazing like this, you have to share and spread right? And also you deserve to earn some money from this too! and yes, you can guess what happened next..

"Andreesen and a few team members left NCSA in 1994 to commercialize the graphical browser and form the company Netscape Communications."

Let's finish our article with the last paragraph which will surprise you even more....

"In March 1989, Tim laid out his vision for what would become the web in a document called “Information Management: A Proposal”. Believe it or not, Tim’s initial proposal was not immediately accepted. In fact, his boss at the time, Mike Sendall, noted the words “Vague but exciting” on the cover. The web was never an official CERN project, but Mike managed to give Tim time to work on it in September 1990. He began work using a NeXT computer, one of Steve Jobs’ early products."

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Article by: 

-Yunus Emre Vurgun  ☄️

Sources used: 

1. http://denovati.com/2014/03/understanding-the-world-wide-web
2.http://www2.law.columbia.edu/donnelly/lda/ih/techprofx5.html
3.https://webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/

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