The World Wide Web, commonly known as the Web, is a hypertext document management system that was first accessed via the Internet. It has since become the world's dominant software platform. Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, is credited with inventing the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989 while working at CERN. The website was initially created to meet the need for automated information exchange between scientists from universities and institutes around the world.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist who was born in London to early computer scientists who worked on one of the first computers. Berners-Lee developed HTML, HTTP and URL, the building blocks for creating websites, all on his NeXT computer designed by Steve Jobs. He now spends most of his time on Solid, a platform designed to give people control of their own data instead of corporations. A web search engine or Internet search engine is a software system that is designed to perform web searches (Internet search), which means systematically searching the World Wide Web for specific information specified in a web search query.