On Sunday, March 12, 1989, Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal for a distributed information system at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research). Today (July 28, 2016) marks the 10,000th day since those proposals were submitted! To celebrate, Mozilla has launched a Thunderclap campaign inviting users to join them on Twitter to take a trip down memory lane.
Mozilla's '10,000 Days of the Web' Thunderclap campaign description reads:
“Come July 28th, the web will be 10k days old! The web is still in its infancy but through its public release, there has been a tremendous impact on lives around the world. You can get a degree online; order medicine; learn to cook mac and cheese pizza; get real-time news from around the globe; play Overwatch with your friends (or strangers); and binge on the weirdest GIFs imaginable.”
The web company is looking to get 10,000 supporters on its Thunderclap campaign to raise awareness of the day, so far it has passed over half of its goal and the campaign has a 'social reach' of over three million people.
Stay tuned to the Firefox Twitter account over the course of the day for tweets about the event, posts will probably be accompanied with a #10kDays hashtag, making searches for related posts easy.
Since the web launched, we've gone from static websites to dynamic websites, all the way to fully fledged web apps. How do you think the web will look in another 10,000 days on Monday, December 14, 2043?