Happy 20th birthday World Wide Web!

By Devin Brown published 8.6.11

(CBS/What’s Trending) – Happy birthday Web! Twenty years ago on August 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee presented a project for organizing information in what later became the World Wide Web. Now as the Internet turns twenty those of us at What’s Trending are giving it a big thank you for revolutionizing the world as we know it.

There have been some definite downsides to the Web such as a reduction in privacy and Internet predation, but the good has far outweighed the bad. Online agencies have created millions of jobs across the globe, opened people up to different cultures and ideas and created a transparency in terms of politics that has never quite been achieved in the past.

Through social, economic and political actions online the world has become an entirely different sphere than what it was 20 years ago. News travels faster than ever, every single person with access to the Internet has a voice to vent frustration or foster a following and social interactions have become more varied and far reaching.

The Web has changed the way people think and revolutionized the world as we know in a short twenty years. From clunky modems to Smart phones it has come a long way, the only question is how far will it continue to evolve in the next twenty years?

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