30 years of the Web: The web(www) Changing the World. Sir Tim Berners-Lee gave birth to the World Wide Web (WWW) while working at the European Atomic Research Center (CERN) or CERN. The time was 1989. The first website was launched on August 6, 1991, shortly after its discovery.
30 years of the Web: The web (www) Changing the World
Last week, the website service turned 30 years old. In these three decades, the website has undergone many significant appearances, scope, and design changes. The 30-year journey of the website is a fascinating event in the modern world.
In 1993, CERN released the WWW software into the public domain. It is made available to everyone through open licensing. His first blog was launched a year later. A student named Justin Hall used the website as a platform to publish his writings. The website, Links.net, was basically a review of his short posts and posts with different links.
In 1995, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, a Wall Street-back banker. Although initially launched as an e-commerce platform for books, it is now the largest e-commerce website globally. Established in 2001 by Wikipedia. The domain of this digital encyclopedia was registered in the name of Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.
As of June 17, 2021, the number of online websites in the world is 160 million. The site says an average of 5 lakh 46 thousand 200 new websites are being launched across the globe.
Fabio Torlini, WP Engine’s top executive, said the website is now at the center of all businesses after a journey of three decades. Now WWW is the daily companion of all livelihoods.
He added that the ecosystem of the open-source platform WordPress, which has more than half of the world’s websites, has a market value of 59.6 billion. If WordPress were a country, it would be the size of Sweden, the 39th largest economy in the world.
The online world is changing so fast, people may wonder – what is the future of websites? Torlini said the epidemic has changed people’s online shopping. A new study by WP Engine found that three-quarters, or 75 percent, of Generation G (millennials).
Two-thirds of British boomers said they would continue to shop online in whole or in part next year. This means that the external world must be compatible with the digital world. The joy of buying a car directly from the store is not even close to the experience of buying online. Websites cannot convey the feeling that a consumer buys when he buys an SUV or a diamond ring. Not only luxury products will change their online strategy, but all other sectors will also consider it.
Given the rapid changes of the last three decades, it is clear that the web world will expand in the coming days. Torlini thinks that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will play a significant role.
In general, the website has become a part of the daily experience of people worldwide who traveled 30 years ago. What height it will reach in the next 30 years is complex for many technologists to predict.