Over the past 20 years the World Wide Web has helped to define and change the way that we process news, information and entertainment. In fact, along with powered flight, satellite technology and the creation of the standardised assembly line, the internet has had one of the most profound effects on the modern world. Thanks to constant innovation this has not changed, and today there are many web technologies that we take for granted that have changed our lives for the better. These include, what are in our opinion, the following top 5 internet innovations:
1. Web Browsers
Where would we be without the humble Web browser? This is arguably THE technology that allowed the creation of what today we call the Internet experience. Without web browsers the internet would become a very boring place. Every web browser since Mosaic in 1993 has allowed us to retrieve online data in a usable format, and today the industry is dominated by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the open source Mozilla Firefox, Apple’s Safari and Google’s open source Chrome browser.