The top 15 most sought out web sites of all time in the U.S. (and maybe other countries) is a great article with some interesting insights. I live on the web. I think more Americans realize how important the web is to them. I do when I travel and am out of the internet world for just a few hours or a few days when I go scuba diving in Indonesia.
I use the net throughout the day more and more. I am finishing up my second Master’s degree, all done online. Then add my time watching Netflix and The Great Courses Plus. Purchasing items from Amazon Prime and having Alexa and Echo read to me and give me up-to-date news briefs. Music via YouTube Red and then reading my course book online. Yes, the web is part of us now, and I like it!
Here is part of the article –
The web, or “world wide web” as we used to say, turns 27 years old on December 20. On that date, nearly three decades ago, British engineer and scientist Tim Berners-Lee launched the world’s first website, running on a NeXT computer at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland.
The website wasn’t much at the time, just a few sentences organized into topic areas that laid out the arguments for the concept. But it established vital first principles still essential to the web as it exists today: the notion of hyperlinks that reimagined documents (and eventually any form of media) as nonlinear texts, and the ability for anyone, anywhere in the world, to peruse that content by way of a browser: a piece of software that cohered to universal formatting standards.
Please head over here for the full article – http://time.com/4960202/most-influential-websites/
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
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