While working at the CERN European Particle Physics Laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee (UK) created the first hypertext browser, which launches a year later as the “WorldWideWeb”. 
By October 1990, he had formulated the core components of the global network that we still use to this day: HTML, URL and HTTP.
Although the World Wide Web was initially devised as a speedy means for scientists around the globe to share their research, Berners-Lee quickly realised that its potential would go far beyond the academic community. 
Of course, the web is now an integral part of our everyday lives, used for reading/reporting the latest news, keeping in touch with friends, shopping, music and movies – and even applying for Guinness World Records!