What is the World Wide Web

What is the World Wide Web?

The World Wide Web (WWW) is a uniform method of accessing and retrieving information on the Internet.

This information is almost always retrieved using the HyperTextTransfer Protocol (HTTP). In fact HTTP has been in use by the World Wide Web since 1990, and its use has increased steadily over the years. Today there are millions of Web sites on the World Wide Web, all of them using HTTP.

Information on the World Wide Web is stored in a hierarchical fashion, using hypertext and hypermedia.

The World Wide Web is a big part of the Internet. What is hypertext and hypermedia?