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The World Wide Web Celebrates Its 20th Birthday

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April 30, 2013
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The World Wide Web turns 20-years-old. From the early days of 56k modems to the WiFi of today, we've certainly come a long way. There was Napster, dial-up, the dot com gold rush, and now we have Facebook, Twitter, and of course viral sensations like Rebecca Black.


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