Happy 25th Birthday to the Internet!

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In 1994, Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric ask a question on The Today Show, “What is the Internet, anyway?” Today nearly 90% of Americans use the internet.

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If it wasn’t for Tim Berners-Lee, a software engineer at CERN, inventing a system for exchanging data over the internet (yes the internet was around before the world wide web came along) on March 12, 1989, we wouldn’t be Tweeting, posting, Vining, Pinning, Linking, etc., etc. The world wide web has come a long way from it’s first web page, a simple page with text and links on it.

Nowadays, the web, or internet as we call it, is so important to our lives that it would be difficult for most of us to give it up. And now with it easily accessible on most cell phones, we are becoming even more dependent on it.

The internet has seen exponential growth, and it’s still young! In the next 10 years, the way we share and access information over the internet will be even easier.

PBS has put together 15 Predictions for the future of the Internet. Take a look and let us know what you think about their predictions, and what your predictions are.


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