Evolution of WWW: Google Doodle celebrates 30 years of World Wide Web

Google Doodle on 12 March 2019 celebrated 30 years of the World Wide Web (WWW), an invention of Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The doodle showed the Earth revolving inside a computer connected to a switch on its letters.

The doodle is in the form of animation showing block graphics that were common earlier, depicting how things were like earlier. A globe in the center rotates slowly on the desktop monitor, hinting at the early days of slower speed.

In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, submitted the ‘Information Management: A Proposal’ to his boss while working at Europe’s CERN Lab, a large nuclear physics laboratory in Switzerland. This proposal is what came out as the first web browser, the World Wide Web.

Marking the 30th anniversary of WWW, inventor Tim Berners-Lee appealed internet users to strive to maintain “complete control” of their data. Mosaic was later replaced by the likes of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

The World Wide Web opened up the internet to everyone, connecting the world by way of sharing of information. And now there are social networking sites, blogs, video sharing, and what not.

He hailed the opportunities the web had created for the marginalized groups to voice their opinions and at the same time, he warned that the web has created an opportunity for scammers, criminals, and haters to spread hatred and make all kinds of crimes easier to commit.

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