3/12/19: World Wide Web 30-Year Anniversary2020-09-14 - Less than a minute read
On March 12, 2019, the World Wide Web — created by Tim Berners-Lee — turned 30 years old. To celebrate, people across the world shared important moments in the history of the web. Berners-Lee, Microsoft, Al Gore, and many more participated to create a 30-hour timeline using the hashtags #Web30 and #ForTheWeb. A few tweets from this event are embedded below.
In 1990, I coded up the foundational technologies for the World Wide Web.— Tim Berners-Lee (@timberners_lee) March 12, 2019
To celebrate the web’s 30th birthday, will you add to a crowdsourced Twitter timeline of the web’s milestone moments? https://t.co/7sGBdFyE6Q#Web30 #ForTheWeb pic.twitter.com/AzfjmpvZYX
In 1996, the U.S. Congress enabled creation of Web Platforms Twitter, YouTube, Google, etc with Section 230 of the CDA, encouraging platforms to let their users exercise free speech rights. Thanks now-Senator @RonWyden and Rep. Chris Cox!#Web30 #ForTheWeb” pic.twitter.com/Ela8ALqyby— Danny Weitzner (@djweitzner) March 12, 2019
In 2012, the Grumpy Cat was born.— The Web Foundation (@webfoundation) March 13, 2019
The web has seen a lot of memes in its 30 years — but has any been as viral as our feline friend?#Web30 #ForTheWeb pic.twitter.com/Qvx7OGgo92