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What is WWW?

WWW stands for world wide web and contrarily to what many people think, this is not the internet.

The world wide web is basically a huge collection of webpages, or URLs, that are sitting on the internet (a network of computers).

The WWW was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, and the first webpage was written and launched in 1990.

In the first ever WWW page (which can be found here) Lee explains that "the WorldWideWeb (W3) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents".

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