As I dive deeper into web development, I think about how the web has increased the way we make money. From personal income to business income, the World Wide Web helped millions of people interact with one another without having to be close in location. The web provided breakthrough technology that increases your access to information. It also helped retail, advertising and publishing.
As a business owner, the internet helps you find success by using quick and easy tools to produce, market and deliver items as well as process payments. No need to maintain a location. Think of big companies such as eBay, Amazon, and Alibaba. They flourish by attracting, consumers and sellers to their online marketplace. This creates a new ecosystem for retail to evolve with the support of the web.
As far as personal income, I look at the job market. Employers are looking for employees and vice versa. Instead of having to look at the newspaper or walk by a now hiring sign, the web allows you to not only search thousands of job ads but also virtually showcase your work to potential employers, like a LinkedIn. I use my skills in web development to help small business owners develop websites and drive product growth. Fiverr and Upwork are great places for those looking for virtual employment.
Let’s do a little history on the Web
The web, formally known as The World Wide Web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989; a scientist working at CERN (an organization for nuclear research). The basic idea of the WWW was to merge the evolving technologies of computers, networks and hypertext into an easy to use global information system.
In 1991 a document called a management proposal outlined the principal concepts and it defined important terms behind the Web. The document described a “web” of “hypertext documents” that could be viewed by “browsers”. The original and still common document type for a web page is formatted in HTML (HyperText Markup Language). It’s a standard markup of how web pages should be formatted. A web browser, is a software application for accessing the World Wide Web. Basically, we use software applications such as web browsers to access documents and other media that are stored on web servers. Companies, government agencies, and individual users can create web content. Its the primary tool we use to interact with the Internet.
The WWW has 4 layers
Layer 1 → Connection between documents
Layer 2 → Connect between programs and data
Layer 3 → Connection between things aka IoT
Layer 4 → Connection on decentralized architecture
As you can see the World Wide Web has advanced from just providing documents to providing a decentralized workspace. It will continue on advancing as we get more introduced to blockchain technology. I want to contribute to the growth of the web so I learn then I teach to help bridge income and technology to people around the world. It’s all about access to information, right?
What do you think about the World Wide Web?
How has it affected your life?
Let me know in the comments.
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