The Santa Claus of the Internet

Friday, December 25, 2015

As we celebrate Christmas this 2015, let’s not forget the joy the World Wide Web (WWW) has brought us from bridging the gap between boundaries to making us highly efficient with our PCs, tablets, and mobile devices.

None of this would have been possible without the invention and distribution of the web by Tim Berners-Lee, 25 years ago, on 20th December 1990.

Berners-Lee was the first person who successfully used the HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) to communicate over the internet and has since revolutionized the way HTTP works. Because of this, we’d like to call him, the Santa Claus of the Internet (in a good way, of course) for his contributions towards bettering our lives.

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Tim Berners-Lee and his invention of the web back in 1994

The Gift of Today – HTTP & HTTPS Protocol

The internet has brought much joy as we use the HTTP protocol (a gift from Berners-Lee) almost every day, every hour and every second of our lives on browsers searching for answers and on social media platforms sharing photos & videos, proving how great an invention HTTP is.

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The HTTPS protocol, a secure version of HTTP is also widely used and installed on the web servers end for encryption and authentication.

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This can be seen across varying web applications and sites such as search engines, banking sites, and e-commerces where large amounts of personal data are transmitted and communicated over the web.

So before you pack your bags for the holidays, remember Berners-Lee, Santa Claus of the Internet as we thank him for the connected holidays ’tis season!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

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