Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist working at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), proposes a system for sharing information between researchers using hypertext.
Berners-Lee writes the first web browser and web server software, and the first website goes live at CERN.
The World Wide Web is made available to the public.
The first search engine, Archie, is created by Alan Emtage. The Mosaic web browser is released, making it easier for non-technical users to access the web.
The first e-commerce transaction takes place when a customer orders a pizza from Pizza Hut’s website.
Amazon.com and eBay are founded, revolutionizing online shopping.
Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, introducing a new way of searching the web using an algorithm that ranks pages based on their relevance and popularity.
Facebook is launched by Mark Zuckerberg, changing the way people connect and share information online.
YouTube is founded, allowing users to upload and share videos on the web.
Apple introduces the iPhone, making it easier for people to access the web on their mobile devices.
Instagram is launched, popularizing photo sharing on the web.
The World Wide Web continues to evolve and shape the way we live, work, and communicate.