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What is the World Wide Web? (Twila Camp)

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Dictionary

World Wide Web : a part of the Internet designed to allow easier navigation of the network through the use of text and graphics that link to other documents — Webster

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Encyclopedia

TThe World Wide Web (WWW) , commonly known as the Web, is an information system where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs, such as https://www.example.com/), which may be interlinked by hypertext, and are accessible over the Internet. The resources of the WWW may be accessed by users by a software application called a web browser.

English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and then to the general public in August 1991. The World Wide Web has been central to the development of the Information Age and is the primary tool billions of people use to interact on the Internet.

Web resources may be any type of downloaded media, but web pages are hypertext media that have been formatted in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Such formatting allows for embedded hyperlinks that contain URLs and permit users to navigate to other web resources. In addition to text, web pages may contain references to images, video, audio, and software components which are displayed rendered in the user’s web browser as coherent pages of multimedia content.

Multiple web resources with a common theme, a common domain name, or both, make up a website. Websites are stored in computers that are running a program called a web server that responds to requests made over the Internet from web browsers running on a user’s computer. Website content can be largely provided by a publisher, or interactively where users contribute content or the content depends upon the users or their actions. Websites may be provided for a myriad of informative, entertainment, commercial, governmental, or non-governmental reasons. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Preservation

History



The history of the Web (W3C)
History of the Web (World Wide Web Foundation)



History of the World Wide Web (Wikipedia)

Archive

The Way Back Machine (The Internet Archive)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education



W3Cx (YouTube)

W3Cx: Free online courses from W3C
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Organization

Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
World Wide Web Foundation

News

W3C News

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Humor


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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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