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Twenty years ago Tim Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web in a bid to better share information.
Little was known about the technology and even less about the possibilities it would bring to those in the years ahead - that we would shop from the comfort our lounge rooms, doctors would examine patients from miles away and information would be at our proverbial fingertips.
With the support of his employer, CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research), Sir Tim invented the World Wide Web in 1989.
The World Wide Web and its Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), one of the languages used to communicate across the internet, triggered a new way of sharing information.
Meanwhile, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg introduced his peers to The Facebook, a social networking site he built for students at the university in 2004.
More than 1,000 students signed up in the first day.
Twenty years on, we take a look at the World Wide Web and the broader changes we have seen courtesy of the internet, a network of networks which includes email and instant messaging services.Peer-to-peer file sharing website Napster arrived on the internet, and grew enormously in popularity as music fans began illegally sharing files. Apple's i Tunes soon provided music enthusiasts with a legal alternative to downloading their favourite commercial tunes.