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WORLD WIDE WEB

With each passing second, as the Earth rotates on its axis and as the Sun revolves around the Milky Way's center, the World Wide Web (WWW) continues to grow in popularity. Websites continue to proliferate. The utility of the World Wide Web continues to expand. With each passing second, the World Wide Web becomes less of a novelty and more of a necessity.

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In conjunction with TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol), the World Wide Web uses HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) as its method of transmitting information. An Internet address with the "http://" prefix means that the World Wide Web is being used as the method of communications.

ORGANIZATION OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB

The "Big Data" page of this website alluded to the total number of Internet users. Specifically, it noted that, according to Miniwatts Marketing Group's tracking, there were 2,433,376,688 (billion) worldwide users of the Internet as of December 2012. This page looks at the total number of websites on the World Wide Web rather than the total number of Internet users.

According to VeriSign, as of December 2012, there were more than 252,000,000 (million) Top-Level Domain (TLD) registrations or unique websites on the World Wide Web. By comparison, according to ZookNIC, there were only 16,000 Top-Level Domain (TLD) registrations as of July 1992.

The World Wide Web Consortium or W3C is the organization that is devoted to developing and promoting World Wide Web rules, specifications, guidelines, or standard operating procedures. The W3C serves as the caretaker, guardian, and clearinghouse of World Wide Web standards. Website creators and browser builders, for instance, comply with the World Wide Web standards as adopted by the W3C.

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What is a registered domain? Broadly speaking, there are two types of domain names. The first type of domain name is known as the generic Top-Level Domain Name (gTLD). Some of the traditional, older, and more popular gTLDs include the following ones:

An example of a generic Top-Level Domain Name (gTLD) would be http://www.usa.gov/.

The second type of domain name is known as the country code Top-Level Domain Name (ccTLD). Some of the more popular ccTLDs include the following ones:

An example of a country code Top-Level Domain Name (ccTLD) would be http://www.yandex.ru/.

For a complete list of domain names, see the following web link:

See also the following link and video for the anatomy of a domain:



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WORLD WIDE WEB: THE PRESENT

Through a World Wide Web browser, users are capable of accomplishing a variety of tasks over the Internet. All kinds of surfing adventures await. The videos and table below cite examples of these World Wide Web adventures:

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Some World Wide Web Capabilities: Things to Do
Count Web Capability Example
1 Give to charity Website
2 Browse local community events Website
3 Showcase the hometown Website
4 Look up older versions of a website Website
5 Search for all kinds of information Website
6 Obtain all kinds of government information Website
7 Get quick answers Website
8 Read news reports Website
9 Get the latest informational buzzes Website
10 Learn for free Website
11 Get all kinds of free stuff Website
12 Get freeware and shareware utilities Website
13 Obtain answers for trivia questions Website
14 Watch television programs Website
15 Watch all kinds of webcasts Website
16 Listen to radio programs Website
17 Watch all kinds of videos Website
18 Locate people and businesses Website
19 Place telephone calls Website
20 Make retail purchases Website
21 Conduct all kinds of commerce Website
22 Study all kinds of politics Website
23 Surf the web for elderly interests Website
24 Surf the web for children's interests Website
25 Surf the web for parenting interests Website
26 Get teacher tools Website
27 Look up definitions with pronunciations Website
28 Bank online and pay bills Website
29 Obtain credit report Website
30 Learn about managing bills Website
31 Buy and sell securities Website
32 Find the best insurance rate Website
33 Buy food and household items Website
34 Purchase music, movies, and games Website
35 Purchase computer hardware and software Website
36 Get do-it-yourself legal assistance Website
37 Make travel and vacation plans Website
38 Obtain an assortment of reading materials Website
39 Purchase eBooks Website
40 Find private sector jobs Website
41 Find public sector jobs Website
42 House hunt Website
43 Find related or similar websites Website
44 Get product reviews Website
45 Find microcomputer-related freelancers Website
46 Hunt for vehicles Website
47 Lifestyle hunt Website
48 Mate hunt Website
49 Create a website Website
50 Play online games Website
51 Chat Website
52 Blog Website
53 Socialize Website
54 Text Website
55 Share information Website
56 Collaborate Website
57 Store and exchange digital files Website
58 Automatically backup and sync files Website
59 Exchange electronic mail and digital files Website
60 Perform calculations Website
61 Get organized Website
62 Obtain health information Website
63 Obtain personal money-management information Website
64 Translate languages Website
65 Check the weather Website
66 Get driving directions Website
67 Check live traffic Website
68 Sightsee Website
69 Navigate the Earth and the inner Solar System Website
70 Beautify the Earth Website
71 Conserve and replenish the Earth Website
72 Perform recycling on Earth Website
73 Study the nations of the Earth Website
74 Monitor global trends and patterns Website
75 Perform measurement conversions Website
76 Become more aware of self and humanity Website
77 Become more sexually aware Website
78 Find fun things to do in the USA Website
79 Find exciting things to do worldwide Website
80 Tour the Earth Website
81 Tour the Solar System Website
82 Tour the Universe Website
83 Wager and gamble Website
84 Barter and bargain Website
85 File a consumer complaint Website
86 Explore popular web viewing trends Website
87 Study religions Website
88 Create a web store Website
89 Use personal finance calculators Website
90 Find the best cellular phone rate Website
91 Find health insurance Website
92 Find health services Website
93 Find the lowest prescription drug prices from the most reputable online pharmacies Website
94 Learn how to do all kinds of things Website
95 View data mashups Website
96 View information as a service Website
97 Find resources for people with disabilities Website
98 Learn about the metric system Website
99 Learn English as a second language Website
100 Get shopping discounts Website
101 Liquidate assets and excess merchandise Website
102 Monitor global disease outbreaks Website
103 Find the best airfare Website
104 Find the best buys Website
105 Get all kinds of [free] publications from the Federal Citizen Information Center Website
106 Buy surplus property from the government Website
107 Find Missing Money Website
108 Explore Numbers Website
Disclaimer: The websites/hyperlinks cited in the above table are apt to change ownership and mission or go out of business without notice.



Obviously, with over 252 million websites in existence as of December 2012, there remains a lot more capability on the World Wide Web. The 102 examples cited in the table above represent a fraction or a small sampling of the World Wide Web's overall capability. A list of the most popular websites on the World Wide Web is located here:



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WORLD WIDE WEB AND LIFE ON EARTH: THE FUTURE

Time will tell what the future has in stored for humankind and life on Earth. Some visions of future life in the 21st century and some World Wide Web projections are summarized in the following videos:

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I believe that future life on Earth will be more akin to Heaven than Hell. I do not believe that humans will destroy Earth. I do not believe that humans will destroy their species. I do not believe that humans will revert to barbarism and savagery as a way of life.



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