How the World Wide Web has Changed the World


Salvi and Trey

Background


The concept of the World Wide Web is a system for creating, organizing, and linking documents so they could be easily browsed over the Internet. The World Wide Web was developed by a British computer scientist Tim Berners Lee. Tim Berners Lee is someone who certainly helped flatten the world. Mr. Lee created the World Wide Web and posted the first Web site in 1991 at http://info.cern.ch The telephone and the modem made it possible to establish physical connections between all the world's PCs. The Web is a tool used to connect and collaborate around the world. In 1991 when the World Wide Web debuted, instantly bringing order to what was the chaos of cyberspace. Within 5 years the usage of the internet went from 600,000 to 40 million. On August 9th Netscape went public. This is one reason on how the World Wide Web changed the world, making browsers available to the general public. If you would like to learn more about the World Wide Web check out this very educational site. The World Wide Web of the past, present, & future.


Differences Between World Wide Web and Internet
The Net and the Web are two completely different things but they are related. The Internet is the massive network of networks. It connects millions of computers together globally forming a network in which any computer and connect to other computers on the network as long they are both connected to the Internet. The information which travels over the Internet does so via a variety of languages known as protocols. The 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. The Web uses the HTTP protocol, only one of the languages spoken over the Internet, to transmit data. The Web also utilizes browsers, such as Internet Explorer, or Netscape to access web documents known as web pages that are linked to each other through hyperlinks. Web is just one of the ways that information disseminated over the Internet. The internet, not the web can also be used for email which relies on SMTP, Usenet news groups, instant messaging and FTP. So the Web is just a portion of the Internet.

Netscape
The thing that really popularized the Internet and the Web as of both connectivity and commerce was the creation of easy-to-install and easy-to-use commercial browsers. Afterwards, Berners Lee, other scientists and academics created a number of browsers to surf the web early. But the first widely popular commercial browser was created by a tiny start-up company in Mountain View, California called Netscape. Netscape brought a great change in the Internet. Not only it brought the internet alive but also made it accessible from very young kids to very old people. The more updated the Internet became, the more different things people wanted to do with the web. So the demand for computers, softwares and telecommunications networks that could easily digitize words, music, data and photos and transport them on the Internet to anyone's else computer. This demand was satisfied by another catalytic event: the rollout of Windows 95. Windows 95 soon became the operating system used by most people worldwide and was equipped with built-in Internet support.
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Browsers

Mozilla Firebox is another commercial browser which is being used nowadays. It is more advanced and better than Netscape. On February 9, 2004 Mozilla Firefox was released. The browser is so good that it supports any all sorts of formats like HTML, XML, XHTML, CSS, ECMAScript (JavaScript), DOM, MathML, DTD, XSL, SVG, XPath and PNG images with variable transparency. Mozilla Firefox is a multi-platform browser, providing support for various versions of Microsoft Windows. It also supports Mac OS X, and the Linux-based operating systems using the X Window System.
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Before Mozilla was released, another great browser was used for the Internet and it is still being used as the number one browser. It is called Internet Explorer. The Internet Explorer was released on August 13, 1996. Internet Explorer has been designed to view the podcast range of web pages and to provide certain features within the operating system, including Microsoft Update. Internet Explorer superseded Netscape by supporting many of the progressive features of the time.

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Current News


World Wide Web brings school home

Nowadays the World Wide Web has made school documents accessible by parents from home. Mainly, the students from sixth grade onwards, don't show their notes given from school to their parents. But a new Web-based student data system now open to parents of sixth- through 12th-graders in the Middleton-Cross Plain School District is changing the way teachers, administrators, students and their parents share information. Now the school gives access to the parents about their sixth graders- to the 12th graders progress in school. And this is possible mainly due to the World Wide Web. These systems are capable of tracking all manner of information about students, from attendance, class enrollment, grades and behavior to how they are doing in individual courses.
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Bollywood rises to the world wide web

Recently a news article has been published which talks about the world wide web being used in Bollywood by actors and actresses. The actors and actresses post blogs to talk about their experiences and their problems. The Internet has emerged as the most important medium of film promotion with blogs fast replacing film websites as the preferred medium.

World Wide Web gives opportunities to UQ Gatton Graduate

Studying at The University of Queensland (UQ) Gatton Campus has led one young agronomist to develop Australia's first online grain-trading site. The site, www.brownliesgrain.com.au, will give grain producers access to more markets and also help them receive top dollar for their product. This was mainly possible due to the World Wide Web which provided a stage for online trading.
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Impact on Education



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The impact of the World Wide Web on education is immense. Imagining life nowadays without the web is impossible. In the past, people had to find information through books. They had to waste hours and hours of time sitting in the library and finding information. But nowadays, the information comes straight to our computer or laptop with the help of the World Wide Web. All people have to do now is sit infront of their computer and search the net for information. The World Wide Web helps us to learn new stuffs. Everyday, different types of interesting news articles can be found on the web which we can read and gain knowledge from it with the help of the web. Without the web, the informations would have been in books and papers which we would have had to buy. But not all people can afford buying books regularly which is another problem. So it is clearly seen how the World Wide Web has made information come to us easily.
The World Wide Web has also made an impact on the field of teaching. In the past, students had to run to universities or colleges for lectures and notes. But nowadays, students can sit at home and receive notes and hear lectures from the professors through the help of the web. The distance is not a factor anymore. Student sitting at one end of the world can receive notes or hear lectures from teachers or professors who are at the other end of the world.
There are a lot of features which help the information come to us through the web easily. For example, we can order books on the web instead of going to a shop or ordering on the phone which takes a lot time. We can receive information from any corner of the world through instant messaging, using blogs etc. This features has really made our life easy and is only possible because of the web.

Impact on Industry



The impact on the World Wide Web has greatly impacted the business world. Besides education and business the World Wide Web has changed the whole world. The world is changing fast due largley to the advancement of technology. Check this sight thesop.org for more information on how technology is changing. The Web is even changing the farming industry. The availability of the Web has made it easier to drive a tractor, monitor animals, and monitor the stock of the farm. The usage of the Web has allowed farmers to learn and educate themselves on new advancments or disadvantages in the farming world. The Web has allowed farmers to become more competitive and has allowed them to check the prices at the click of a button. The use of the internet has made the stock market easier to keep up with. One can now click one button and check their stocks on the Web. The Stock Market has attracted more clients since it is on the Web. Shopping has even been made easier. Now there are online stores and online shopping. Shopping online has been a great way for stores to obtain new customers.
The Web has made a great impact on Industry in America by publicizing the company, obtaining new clients, and gathering more employees. The Web has greatly effected industry and the economy of World. Without the Web think where we as Americans would be. Without the Web, people would have to travel to the stock market to check the prices and their stock, people wouldn't have the anemity of shopping from the comfort of their homes, and businesses wouldn't have the hype and publicity that it usually gets from the Web. Without the World Wide Web the World as we know it would be a completely new and foreign place.