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Google Doodle celebrates 30th anniversary of World Wide Web

The web was made public in April 1993. Its popularity started spreading from November with the launch of Mosaic, the first search engine to accept pictures. That revolutionised the web, making it user friendly.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 12 March 2019 4:05 AM GMT

Google Doodle celebrates 30th anniversary of World Wide Web
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New Delhi: The giant search engine, Google celebrating the 30th anniversary of World Wide Web with an innovative yet technical doodle, on March 12.

On March 12, 1989, a 33-years-old computer scientist, Sir Tim-Berners-Lee, working at Europe's CERN lab had submitted the 'Information Management: A Proposal' to his boss which we today know as the birth of the World Wide Web.

The first recorded response of his boss was,“Vague but exciting.”

The web was made public in April 1993. Its popularity started spreading from November with the launch of Mosaic, the first search engine to accept pictures. That revolutionised the web, making it user friendly.

Mosaic was later replaced by the likes of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

The 2000s marks the beginning of wireless internet for all.

He slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and has been on a mission to save his invention from a range of problems increasingly dominating online life, including misinformation and a lack of data protection.

"You should have complete control of your data. It's not oil. It's not a commodity," he told a small group of journalists gathered at Europe's physics lab CERN, where he first came up with the idea for the web 30 years ago.

The technological enthusiast was worried that the web "had also create opportunity for scammers, given a voice to those who spread hatred, and made all kinds of crimes easier to commit". Although in his letter he hailed the opportunities the web had created, giving marginalised groups a voice and making daily life easier. However, he was optimistic that the problems could be fixed.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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