There are words that are used in everyday language without really understanding their meaning. The word “web” is one of them. We will remove the doubt and shed light on this term that you use without knowing much.
From history to the definition of the word web.
The term « web » is often used to refer to the World Wild Web in English. In French, this gives « global cobweb ». It is a system that operates on the global computer network of the Internet. A proximity in everyday language that leads to confusion and to call web, which refers to the internet.
The web was born in the late 1980s thanks to the genius of Robert Cailliau and Tim Berners-Lee. At that time the web allowed to consult the pages of the site only through a browser. Over time, the term spiderweb it fell into vulgarity and various expressions were grafted onto it.
What is the difference between the web and the internet?
It is an often common mistake to say that the internet and the web are one and the same. Simply put, the web is just one part of the internet. The web must be based on the internet to be functional and therefore cannot exist without it. Also, the Internet was born decades earlier than spiderweb does not exist. Now that you’re free from this confusion, share the knowledge around you, and we’re sure you’ll find plenty of misused web-related terms.