25 Years of the World Wide Web

Anyone reading this blog post right now knows the significance of the World Wide Web. It’s an invention that has revolutionized our world and given rise to seemingly boundless creativity, innovation, collaboration and knowledge — but it hasn’t yet reached its full potential. Father of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, named some of the key challenges we still face:

  • How do we connect the nearly two-thirds of the planet who can’t yet access the Web?
  • Who has the right to collect and use our personal data, for what purpose and under what rules?
  • How do we create a high-performance open architecture that will run on any device, rather than fall back into proprietary alternatives?

Berners-Lee and the Web Foundation are launching the net-neutrality Web We Want campaign to promote changes in public policy to make sure the web stays open, free and accessible. In his guest blog post for Google Berners-Lee writes, “On the 25th birthday of the web, I ask you to join in—to help us imagine and build the future standards for the web, and to press for every country to develop a digital bill of rights to advance a free and open web for everyone. Learn more at webat25.org and speak up for the sort of web we really want with #web25.”

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