Happy Internaut’s Day: Today Is 25th Anniversary Of The World Wide Web


Short Bytes: The Internaut’s Day is celebrated on the anniversary date of the World Wide Web which was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. This year, the WWW has completed 25 years of being accessible for public use and even common people have become an internaut.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web at the CERN Labs headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland between 1989 and 1990. The WWW was made available for general use on August 23, 1991. Today, we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web and the Internaut’s Day.

This computer is, in fact, the world’s first web server. “DO NOT POWER IT DOWN!!” – the label reads.

NeXTcube used by Sir Tim Berners-Lee at CERN.
NeXTcube used by Sir Tim Berners Lee at CERN.

Who is an Internaut?

An Internaut is a person who knows how to design and access the internet. This involves finding information on various websites, blogs and web servers using search engines. Basically, you’re more of an Internaut if you have more technical knowledge about the internet. Like, if you know about the domain name system, URLs, how the search engines work, etc. It would be great if you can contribute as a designer of the internet.

Initially, the members of the IETF were called the Internauts, but with time, the horizon of the term expanded for common folks also. This is because more and more people have learned to use the internet and develop websites.

So, you’re an internaut as you can open websites, download files, and also know some technical stuff about the internet.

Happy Internaut’s Day

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Aditya Tiwari

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