World Wide Web

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The World Wide Web ("WWW" or "The Web") is the part of the Internet that contains websites and webpages. It was invented in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Sir Tim Berners-Lee created a new webpage called HTML. Websites are composed of pages linked by hypertext links. They are all written in the HTML page.

The World Wide Web is used to describe HTML webpages that are part of the Internet.

In order to see the World Wide Web one needs a computer, and a modem. One also needs a connection to the Internet.

Many companies nowadays offer limited website hosting allowing one to make websites that can be displayed on the World Wide Web like any other domain ( site. These sites usually make money from advertisements instead of fees.

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