The World Wide Web is officially in its thirties now. March 12 marks three full decades after the World Wide Web (or WWW) launched. Developed by engineer and scientist Tim Berners-Lee, the web went from a humble beginning to literally changing the world in just thirty years.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, we’ve gathered some of the “firsts” of the web and the internet. From the first image uploaded to the web to the first spam email ever sent, here are some of the first things that helped make the web what it is today. Continue reading to learn about some of the internet’s most historical “firsts.”