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Last updated at 12:08 BST, Tuesday, 06 September 2011

World Wide Web celebrates 20th birthday

BBC website

The first website was published 20 years ago

Dan and Alice talk about computers and explain the difference between the World Wide Web and the Internet.

This week's question:

The first website was set up 20 years ago. How many websites are there in the world today, in August 2011? Is it:

a) 6.5 billion

b) 12.8 billion

c) 19.7 billion

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!


World Wide Web

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Language which you can not understand at all


Talk which does not make any sense

Mumbo jumbo

Something that does not make any sense at all to you

To set something up

To start or to build something

To spread the word

To tell a lot of people about something

Early adopters

Individuals who use new technology or products before others


Here, persons who are inordinately dedicated to and involved with technology



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