Many people think that the internet and the World Wide Web are the same things. While they are closely linked, they are two different things.
The internet is a huge network of computers all connected together. The World Wide Web or www for short is a collection of web pages found on this network of computers. Your web browser uses the internet to access the web.
In 1989, the World Wide Web was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He was trying to find a new way for scientists to easily share the data from their experiments.
Web pages are primarily text documents formatted and annotated with Hypertext Markup Language or HTML. The World Wide Web has connected the world in a way that was not possible before. It has made it so much easier for people to communicate.