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Happy Birthday, World Wide Web!

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Think back to life before you had your smartphone. It seems like forever ago that you did not have Google on your computer and even longer ago that there was no internet.

Well, we wish a big, happy birthday to the World Wide Web!

It has made life a lot easier for us, but before the internet was born 25 years ago Wednesday, and life was a very different place.

In 1995, only 14 percent of Americans said they used the internet. Remember the dial-up sound? That could be the reason! Just 5 years later, in 2000, it jumped to 50 percent. That number now stands at about 87 percent.

Due to Wi-Fi and smartphones, the internet is always on hand. This is the web's silver anniversary, and no doubt it will be around for many, many years to come.

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