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World Wide Web

From the late 1960s, computer engineers devised methods of connecting computers through networks which could share data. However, it was the creation of the world wide web by Tim Berners Lee in 1990 that helped to unlock the power of the internet. Over the next two decades, use of the internet mushroomed, radically changing the availability of data and knowledge across the world. The World Wide Web has had an enormous impact on society, changing the way we shop, interact and share information.

The Internet is not synonymous with World Wide Web. The Internet is a massive network of networks, a networking infrastructure. It connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network in which any computer can communicate with any other computer as long as they are both connected to the Internet. The World Wide Web, or simply Web, is a way of accessing information over the medium of the Internet. It is an information-sharing model that is built on top of the Internet.