The world is on the Internet. Can you imagine the world without the Internet? On this day August 23, 1991, the users for the very first time were able to access the World Wide Web, now it completed 25 years and every year this day is celebrated as Internaut Day. The inventor and the British Scientist at CERN, Tim Berners- Lee has allowed the access for the general public on this day in the year 1991.
Today this day reaches the 25th anniversary of the public users’ access to the world for the endless information.
This British scientist Tim Berners-Lee has invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in the year 1989 while they were working at CERN. Initially, this was developed for fulfilling the demand for the automatic information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world. Later the web is opened to the public. Tim Berners-Lee is now dedicated to enhancing and protecting the Web’s future.
The work Internaut is a combination of the words ‘Internet‘ and ‘astronaut‘ which refers to the designer, operator, or technically capable user of Internet.
On this Occasion Know the Top Ten Facts about Internet:
- The Internet and the World Wide Web are not the same things; Internet is the massive network computers and World Wide Web is accessing the shared information in it.
- Nearly £1.7trillion a year is spent online.
- More than 3 million emails are sent every second.
- Almost 50% of the world’s population are internet users, and half of them were on social network site Facebook.
- The Average online shopper in the United Kingdom spent £1,174 through online as per the sources in the year 2015.
- The term URL in the web address is abbreviated as Uniform Resource Locater
- China is having the treatment centre for the Internet addicts in Beijing Military Hospital.
- In the year 2010, Finland became the first country to make the web access as the legal right.
- Berners- Lee uploaded first photo on the web in the year 1992.
- First ever website was hosted by CERN with info.cern.ch.
Happy Internaut Day to all the users over the internet