How Old is the Internet?

By Vince Matthews

On April 30, 1993, a British computer scientist changed the world when he posted a simple Web. On the text-only page, Tim Berners-Lee explained how universities would use the World Wide Web to share research. The simple webpage touched off the biggest communication revolution since the invention of the telegraph.

The world’s first website wasn’t much to look at, and was awfully lonely.

The website also provided source code for the World Wide Web and made it available to everyone. Eventually, the site went offline but CERN, the organization behind the World Wide Web, brought the world’s first website back to life to celebrate the 20-year milestone.

Helping Weave the Web
Web development ranks alongside app development as one of the most lucrative careers in the technology field.

If you don’t know how to build a website or want to learn HTML5, you may want to consider adding that to your to-do list. At the end of 1993, there were around 500 websites. Today there are approximately 630 million.