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Published: 22nd Jun 2016

The internet celebrated its 25th anniversary yesterday (March 12th). 

In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee first proposed the creation of the World Wide Web, a decision which led to the creation of the net as we know it today. 

Sir Tim recently wrote a guest blog for Google to celebrate the occasion. He said 40 per cent of the world is now connected to the web and trillions worth of economic value has been generated by the connectivity it provides.

The internet's founder said its success is due to the open nature and non-hierarchical structure of the web.

"You can link to any piece of information. You don't need to ask for permission. What you create is limited only by your imagination," he stated.

However, Sir Tim did warn challenges remain in extending the reach of the web and ensuring its open nature is not compromised.

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