Video: What does the 'web' mean to you?

Various people say what the web means to them. What does it mean to you?

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The Internet

The roots of the internet go back to 1969 when the American defense department established the Arpanet network for research scientists. By 1981 it included over 200 sites. In the late 1980s an open, academic network was established - NSFNET. When the number of personal computers grew rapidly, an internet service for PCs became available in 1989. Two years later NSFNET joined it. In 1990 the World Wide Web system was invented and in 1994 WWW browsers came online. The number of persons on the internet grew from about 15 million in 1995 to around 972 million in 2005, about 15% of the world's population. This growth shows no signs of stopping.

Into the Web

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Forty years of the internet: how the world changed for ever

Global Internet Statistics

English on the internet (Wikipedia)

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