Happy birthday to the World Wide Web!

On 12 March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee wrote his proposal for a new information management system connecting documents held across multiple computers at CERN, where he worked as a contractor.

“Vague but exciting,” was the response of his supervisor, scrawled on the cover of the document.

It turned out to be a laconic greeting for an invention which would transform the world’s economy – and its society too.

Whether or not those changes have been for better or worse isn’t really clear, but the scale of the changes have been remarkable.

Here are 25 of the best and worst things about how the web has changed our world:

  1. E-Commerce
  2. Gaming
  3. News Websites
  4. Social Media
  5. Billionaires
  6. Online Dating
  7. Memes
  8. Email
  9. Viral Content
  10. Smartphones
  11. Video Streaming
  12. Activism
  13. Music
  14. Selfie Culture
  15. Online Support Networks
  16. Cryptocurrencies
  17. Trolls
  18. Online Advertising
  19. Education
  20. Influencers
  21. Access to politics
  22. Cyber Crime/War
  23. YouTubers
  24. Emojis
  25. Video Calling

WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST AND WORST? 

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