The Internet Celebrates its 25th Birthday Anniversary
The Internet. That thing we access on our computers, laptops and mobiles. It's helped and changed the lives of many millions of people around the world. It's enabled us to go shopping without going shopping. It's brought joy and entertainment to many peoples lives. It's made some people rich. Some people phenomenally rich.
And it's also been the down doing of some people as well. Such as those that posted about something they shouldn't have been doing on their Facebook only for their boss to see it and fire them!
But the Internet also celebrates its 25th birthday anniversary today too. Well yesterday actually. So here's a belated birthday wish to it!
And none of it would be possible if it wasn't for a Welsh scientist called Sir Tim Berners-Lee who came up with the idea way back in 1989 while working in a Swiss computer lab who was trying to find ways for universities to share data with each other. And shortly after that in August 1991, the first server in the world was launched.
The first ever website to go live on the Internet was Sir Tims website. One of the first and most basic websites you'll ever see! The only problem was, back then there wasn't any web browsers like we have today so you would have been hard pressed to see it.
A couple years later there was around 500 known servers in the world. These days, there are around 630,000,000 known web servers in the world. That's some growth!
So here's to 25 years of the Internet!
And here's someone who's not as impressed by this milestone as you might be.
Needless to say, he's also an Internet phenomenon and the reason we use the "Internet" today.