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World Wide Web

system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet
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The World Wide Web ("WWW" or "The Web") is the part of the Internet that contains websites and webpages. It was invented in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Sir Tim Berners-Lee created a new markup language called HTML. Websites are composed of pages linked by hypertext links. They are written in HTML.

The software to see the World Wide Web is called a web browser. One also needs a connection to the Internet.

Many companies nowadays offer limited website hosting allowing one to make websites that can be displayed on the World Wide Web like any other domain ( site. These sites usually make money from advertisements instead of fees.

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