This week: Happy Birthday World Wide Web! #web25

This is the 7-14 March 2014 edition of a “weekly digest of W3C news and trends” that I prepare for the W3C Membership and public-w3c-digest mailing list (publicly archived). This digest aggregates information about W3C and W3C technology from online media —a snapshot of how W3C and its work is perceived in online media.

W3C and HTML5 related Twitter trends

[What was tweeted frequently, or caught my attention. Most recent first (popularity is flagged with a figure —number of times the same URIs or tweet was quoted/RTed.)]

  • (4.6K) Twitter’s tweet: “Happy birthday, @Web25! Celebrate + protect the open web by visiting webat25.org #web25”
  • (2.1K) The Times’ tweet: “‘Many will cancel their Web subscriptions & go back to watching television.’ – The Times, 1996 #web25 http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BiioAtACcAAkYto.jpg
  • (1.1K) Google’s tweet: “The web is 25 today! We can’t imagine the world without it. Sign up now to protect it: https://www.google.com/takeaction/ #Web25 pic.twitter.com/0RRjOijRTY
    • The URI tweeted was shared 312K times on Twitter.
  • (853) CERN’s tweet: “World Wide Web born at CERN 25 years ago #web25 home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/
    • The URI tweeted was shared 1.5K times on Twitter.
  • (508) Pew Research: The Web at 25
  • (675) Firefox’s tweet: “Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web! #Web25”
  • (402) Web25 tweet: “The Web is 25 today! Get involved in shaping its future and send your birthday messages via #Web25 and visit http://webat25.org”
    • The URI tweeted was shared 4.7K times on Twitter.
  • (335) Web25 tweet: “Happy birthday World Wide Web! webat25.org is now live; tune in for a video of @timberners_lee, greetings, events, etc. #web25”
  • (277) The Webby Awards’ tweet: “Today at 3pm ET @timberners_lee is doing a @reddit AMA in honor of the WWW’s birthday – http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2091d4/i_am_tim_bernerslee_i_invented_the_www_25_years/ #web25”
    • The URI tweeted was shared 3.6K times on Twitter.
  • (197) Google’s tweet featuring TimBL’s post: “On the 25th anniversary of the web, its inventor @tim_bernerslee reflects on its past, present & future http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/on-25th-anniversary-of-web-lets-keep-it.html #web25”
    • The URI tweeted was shared 4.4K times on Twitter.
  • (280) W3C News: Happy Birthday World Wide Web!
  • (30) Spec: HTML Imports Draft Published
  • (22) Felix Sasaki’s tweet: “And now really: @w3c at cebit. We need standards so that the web of data + web of things really can take off! pic.twitter.com/48QMsRo1V4

Net Neutrality & Open Web

W3C in the Press

125 articles in the past two weeks. 114 were about #web25, from USA, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Japan, Argentina, Nicaragua, Brazil, Greece.

Below is a selection of the most relevant. Find keywords on our Press clippings.

6 thoughts on “This week: Happy Birthday World Wide Web! #web25

  1. As time has passed! That built our lives to this great invention! I should have been more celebrated! How many lives and families suffered changes, thanks to the www I met my husband and have a beautiful daughter and are very happy! Thank WWW!

  2. How to forget the modem 14400, the first windows, first BBS! Many memories and friends! Happy Birthday WWW!!

  3. The Web is begging
    for a strictly functional and mathematically
    unambiguous functional scripting language.

  4. I can remember Internet without search engines. Of course, it were already Lycos, Yahoo & AltaVista.

    But nobody knew about them a lot. All people typed in the IE (This time only IE or Netscape) known words and added to them .com…

    It was great times with U.S. Robotics and Zyxel..Dial Up and X25…Happy Birthday WWW!!!

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