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What is the World Wide Web?


Twila Camp, Darcy Vorhees, Tom Beuerlein, Alex Gendler, Addison Anderson

"The World Wide Web is used every day by millions of people for everything from checking the weather to sharing cat videos. But what is it exactly? Twila Camp describes this interconnected information system as a virtual city that everyone owns and explains how it’s organized in a way that mimics our brain’s natural way of thinking."

Timeline | Internet Hall of Fame

Internet Society

"The Internet Hall of Fame's Living History Timeline explores the history of the Internet and highlights the inductees who have pioneered Internet technology, contributed to ongoing development and innovation and helped expand the Internet's reach across the globe"


Computer History Museum

A brief history of the World Wide Web


"This video summarises in 3 minutes how the Web was invented at CERN by British physicist and IT expert Tim Berners Lee in 1989, and how it grew to become what it is today thanks to CERN’s decision in 1993 to keep it as an open standard for everyone to use"

The birth of the Web


"The World Wide Web was invented by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 while working at CERN"

How does the Internet work?

MDN Web Docs

"This article discusses what the Internet is and how it works."

How the Web works

MDN Web Docs

"How the web works provides a simplified view of what happens when you view a webpage in a web browser on your computer or phone.

This theory is not essential to writing web code in the short term, but before long you'll really start to benefit from understanding what's happening in the background."

What is the Internet?

"Featuring Vint Cerf, the inventor of TCP/IP, David Karp the founder of Tumblr to explain HTTP and HTML, Google's "Security Princess" to explain SSL and cybersecurity, and engineers from Microsoft, Spotify, and Symantec.

2 years in the making, this series of short videos explaining How the Internet Works."

I Was Raised on the Internet

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

"This website presents online-only artworks from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's exhibition I Was Raised on the Internet as well as readings about networked technology and its effects on our everyday lives."

Learn about the forces which have historically, and presently shape 'The Internet', along with distinctions between the 'World Wide Web' and 'The Internet'.


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