Internet and World Wide Web

Get to know about the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Overview of the Internet

The Internet that we know today was created on January 1st, 1983. The primary purpose was information sharing. In the 1960s, computers were large and couldn’t be moved around. The only ways to share resources across computers were to personally visit the site with a computer or send magnetic tapes through the postal system.

The cold war also played a role in the creation of the Internet. The ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) was created and has now evolved into what we call the Internet today.

Overview of the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web (www) is different from the Internet. It was created in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist.

The web gives everyone access to different documents that exist on the Internet. As HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) was created as a standard for communication between different users’ computers and servers, companies like Netscape and Microsoft started creating browsers that made going through websites easy.

Today, we create and share content on our websites, social media, or other locations on the Internet. We can do this because of the existence of the World Wide Web.