What’s the WWW ?
WWW stands for World Wide Web. The Web Is a Big Collection of HTML Pages on the Internet, unlike Internet which is often confused as the WWW, it’s not, an Internet is a bunch of computers around the globe connected togather to communicate and transcieve information amongst them, so what’s the big idea behind the WWW as in World Wide Web..?
The World Wide Web, or “Web” for short, is a massive collection of digital pages: that large software subset of the Internet dedicated to broadcasting content in the form of HTML pages. The Web is viewed by using free software called web browsers. Born in 1989, the Web is based on hypertext transfer protocol, the language which allows you and me to “jump” (hyperlink) to any other public web page. There are over 65 billion public web pages on the Web today.
why do we need it ? that’s really the key question anybody with average intelligence could come up with, it’s easy because we like to keep in touch, or stay connected, to each other.
Early social networking websites started in the form of generalized online communities such as The WELL (1985), Theglobe.com (1994), Geocities (1994) and Tripod.com (1995). These early communities focused on bringing people together to interact with each other through chat rooms, and this idea was developed on the very foundation of the web.
Who Controls the Web then?
Here a question arises that who “Owns or Controls the Web“, who has the leash to this massive and outrageous beast that controls the time and tide!?
The answer regarding to it’s ownership is no body, however Globally, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers aka ICANN, exercises control over the most basic structures of the World Wide Web. As a not-for-profit organization, this is the short part of the answer.
The long answer: the whois database that ultimately determines who holds what domain name for the .com and .net domains is currently managed by Network Solutions, Inc., a division of Verisign, under contract with the umbrella organization to which the various domain name registrars belong. Altough the domains prior to the country suffix i.e .pk .uk .fr etc are managed by their own registrars.
The Web 2.0
Quite frankly it’s the new thing in market :p
The web 2.0 is the new infrastructure for the design patterns and business models for the next generation web based softwares or the websites etc…
The concept of “Web 2.0” began with a conference brainstorming session between O’Reilly and MediaLive International.
What comes with it?
Courtesy of Orilley media
Courtesy of O’rilley media
along with web 2.0 came the html5 and css3 and many more, the transitory period of this whole tech fest is because of the excessive usage of the open resources, and thats they same reason that promotes them amongst us [i.e the concept of global village – as in telecommunication terms].
As it comes with an advantage of syncing ur self with the devices or parallel to the internet, it comes has a catch, i.e the reluctant and most fundamental thing it’s been facing all the time, and that is it’s the same thing that promotes it.. the open resource [or vaguely the open source].
Role of W3C
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the organization responsible for the specification of (X)HTML, XML, CSS, RDF, and many other technologies used openly and videly available on the web, it’s more likely a task force that constantly keep a track of the upcoming demands and requirements.
Our Blind Spot
The web 3.0, we can only imagine what 3.0 is coming up with however the web promises alotta flexibilities regarding updates.
Our blind spot is we donot know the augmented stuff that web come up with, it’s rather radical and irrational at this point for me to say that altought its free and available openly yet there are POLICIES involved, and as a matter of fact we all at some stage came up with this dejavu feeling abt it.
Concluding my article on the basic advantages of the web that it connects all of us in numerous ways, and it’s possible uses are n/a however the things that strengthen use also weakens our scaffolding, we merely knew that fact untill wikileaks (the first whistle blower i like personally) came in action, and as hopefully more to follow.
but still leaves us with the question The WWW how well we know it …!???