3. The World Wide Web (WWW)

It is important to understand that the Internet is not the same as the World Wide Web. Internet services

The Internet is to the World Wide Web as Europe is to France. One is the container, the other is an item within the container.

The world wide web (WWW or just 'the web') is part of the Internet but is much younger. The Internet is about 40 years old whilst the WWW is merely 25 years old.

It was developed at CERN, the world famous underground physics laboratory in Switzerland, by Tim Berners-Lee around 1990.

The complete web is organised as millions of 'web sites'. Each web site is made up of one or more 'web pages'. Each page is made up of text, images or multimedia such as video and sound.

So the World Wide Web is actually made up of millions upon millions of individual web pages.


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