World Wide Web inventor looks back at his world-changing creation
Well, it was nine hundred nine the internet or ready listed in Ukraine Email, but there was no websites. So those GP to all those space of things you click through and it's began because I was frustrated. It didn't exist. I imagined a system where you could just kick for one or the other. And that was compelling, decided that I wanted to build it. In March nineteen thousand nine. The British computer scientist said, Tim burners, Lee laid out a set of plans that would soon be known as the worldwide web, and I don't think it would be too dramatic to say that the weld was forever changed. An awful lot of good has come from the invention of the World Wide Web. Personally, I'm grateful for the ability to play video games with my siblings who live hours away and the effects that online retail has had on my wardrobe. The dissemination of information in particular has become incredibly easy. People living on opposite sides of the world can connect instantly through Email or unsocial media platforms. We can apply for jobs or look for new places to live or research for homework project without having to find and troll through books. But the consequences that followed the inception of the World Wide Web, that even its inventor didn't envisage before it was really built with the goal of eliminating hierarchy in communications built with the very explicit goal of spreading out audiences. And yet if we look around, that's actually not what's happened worldwide, we have a handful of sites in the United States. It's three or four sites that get about a third of the digital audience about two-thirds of digital revenue actually little more than that now and three thirds or more than one hundred percent of profits. Yes, wealth of information is now more readily available the source and validity. If that information has changed and the worldwide web as it currently stands is dominated by a few big names. Google is grabbing headlines once again today with his one point, six, five billion dollar US by up of YouTube. Facebook has bought the mobile messaging service what's up for nineteen billion dollars in cash and stock Instagram accompany with only thirteen employees bought today by Facebook for one billion dollars is buying deep mind and artificial intelligence company. Unknown. But some think that the World Wide Web has had a negative effect on the traditional news industry and paps, even our access to a fed Crecy tonight after more than a year under fire for how it delivers information to users. Facebook, CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announcing what he's calling a major change to your news feed. Here's what you can expect to see more posts photos and videos from your friends and family. That means less content from businesses brands and fewer news articles to. So how did we get, how do we reach a point where tech foams like Facebook and Google detemined our habits when it comes to reading the news internet as part of a broader shift, going all the way back in the United States to cable that takes the audience of broadcast news and print and increasingly shifts that onto entertainment.