The Internet is 25 years old today!

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Happy Internaut day! On this day in 1991, Tim Berners-Lee – a British researcher working in Switzerland released the internet to the general public and it has changed all our lives at an unbelievable pace since.

From online shopping to dating, e-mail to video calls, banking, streaming video and playing games with friends who are on the other side of the world (as if they were in the same room) – it’s safe to say that what was completely unimaginable in 1990  has taken over all our lives.

For online business the potential is huge, well on course for overtaking the high street with £60 billion anticipated to be spent online in the UK in 2016.

In just over 20 years, sites such as Amazon and eBay (launched in 1995) have practically taken over what we know as eCommerce. Even Pizza Hut make it online in 1994 and now holds a large part of an ever growing market where we simply just order a pizza to our door – through a website!

Website City as a company only exist because of the invention (and we’re forever grateful Tim!). We’re helping businesses take full advantage of the potential earnings through effective websites.

There was a point in 1991 where there was just one website online, now it is more like 1.07 billion (even though 75% are not necessarily active say Internet Live Stats). It certainly keeps us busy with 3.4 billion users enjoying 4.73 billion pages – but it’s more than that, we live our lives through it too.

Now more than ever is the time to use the internet to take your business forward.

Just for fun – here’s the first ever website.

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