Google doodle marks 30th birthday of World Wide Web

English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web delivers a speech during an event at the CERN in Meyrin near Geneva Switzerland

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Berners-Lee believes users had found the web "not so pretty" recently.

That March 1989 blueprint was for the World Wide Web, and although Berners-Lee thinks his brainchild's first 15 years went fairly well, he fears the web has since grown into somewhat of a "troubled adolescent", per the BBC.

"Given how much the web has changed in the past 30 years, it would be defeatist and unimaginative to assume that the web as we know it can't be changed for the better in the next 30 years", said Berners-Lee.

Google isn't the only one celebrating the birth of the World Wide Web though.

Berners-Lee spelled out what he believes are the web's biggest issues, which include state-sponsored hacking and attacks, criminal behavior, and online harassment.

English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee 3rd left on the podium best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web attends an event at the CERN in Meyrin near Geneva Switzerland

The 63-year-old Englishman is calling on governments, companies and citizens to work together, and wants the web to become more accessible to those who aren't online.

"Not to be confused with the internet, which had been evolving since the 1960s, the World Wide Web is an online application built upon innovations like HTML language, URL "addresses", and hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP".

"And while the web has created opportunity, given marginalised groups a voice, and made our daily lives easier, it has also created opportunity for scammers, given a voice to those who spread hatred, and made all kinds of crime easier to commit".

The doodle is a far cry from the web we know now-it shows a beige computer and keyboard with a slow-downloading video, which hearkens back to the early days of the web.

The "web" allowed the average person, not just scientists and engineers, to access the vast information network. "Against the backdrop of news stories about how the web is misused, it's understandable that many people feel afraid and unsure if the web is really a force for good", Berners-Lee writes sat the World Wide Web Foundation website.

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