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World Wide Web Consortium celebrates its 25th anniversary

October 1st, 2019

Quote from Tim Berners-Lee: the Web is humanity connected by technologyToday we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, our Director and the inventor of the World Wide Web, founded the Web Consortium on this day, 1 October, in 1994 to ensure the long-term growth of the Web.

Since then, with the help of our Members and our community, we have been proud to work to create a Web that is accessible to all, whatever the hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability; a Web which is good for all.

Happy 25th birthday, Web Consortium! 🎉

2019 marks the year when half of the population is now online, the Web turned 30 and the World Wide Web Consortium celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Web has come a long way but myriad opportunities lay ahead. Our society, our world, and the Web face many challenges, and now more than ever the Web Consortium must continue to fulfill our mission, with our global community, to make the web work, for everyone.

I hope you join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Web Consortium and share your birthday wishes and to tell us your #webstories. You may read more in our blog post about some of our achievements, what we do, how we do it and why.