The World Wide Web (“WWW” or “The Web”) is a global information medium which users can access via computers connected to the Internet. The term is often mistakenly used as a synonym for the Internet itself, but the Web is a service that operates over the Internet, just as email and Usenet also do.
Difference between www and internet Many people think that the internet and the world wide web are the same thing. While they are closely linked, they are very different systems.
The internet is a huge network of computers all connected together. The world wide web (‘www’ or ‘web’ for short) is a collection of webpages found on this network of computers. Your web browser uses the internet to access the web.
How did www begin
In 1989 the world wide web was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He was trying to find a new way for scientists to easily share the data from their experiments.
Tim suggested three main technologies that meant all computers could understand each other (HTML, the publishing format in web, URL, unique address to each resource in web and HTTP, which allows HTML documents to be requested and transmitted between browsers and web servers (A computer where files are stored which can be accessed via the internet using HTTP) via the internet.
All of these remain in use today.He also made the world’s first web browser and web server.
Finally The world wide web opened up the internet to everyone, not just scientists. It connected the world in a way that was not possible before and made it much easier for people to get information, share and communicate.
It allowed people to share their work and thoughts through social networking sites, blogs and video sharing.