When the creator of the World Wide Web Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee created this great information system that one can classify as a great invention, did he actually envisage the possibilities of other inventors utilizing his creation? Today on Da Stitch we briefly take a look at inventors who have embraced and harnessed the wonders of the World Wide Web. Through their creations they have emerged as leaders of the information technology and communication industry.
After graduating at Princeton University Bezos landed a job as computer scientist at Wall Street and later led a Hedge Fund firm. The experience gained while working at the Wall Street gifted the ambitious Bezos with an opportunity to play an important in the e-commerce industry as founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, an online merchant for books and later to sell a variety of products online. Under his leadership Amazon.com become the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and top model for internet sales. To further add on his entrepreneur edge he recently acquired media publication The Washington Post from The Washington Post Company for a reported estimate of $250 million (R2.5bn).
Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Stanford University graduates Larry Page and Sergey Brin co-founded Google Inc. in 1998 with the vision of creating an easily accessible and informative search engine platform. Together they invented a champion tool that would influence how people search for information on the net. After firmly positioning their idea to number one spot, Page and co-partner Brin expanded their invention and added products such as Gmail, Youtube, Blogger, Google+, Google Earth and mobile device operating system Android to mention a few.
The co-founder of the world’s most popular social networking site Facebook and Harvard University dropout Mark Zuckerberg founded the site with his friend Eduardo Saverin. From making a presence on Harvard, Facebook spread across the US and then took the world by surprise being the most used platform to share one’s life and daily experiences with friends online. Not only did Facebook earn Mark Zuckerberg global recognition, but it also bank rolled his finances making him the youngest billionaire.
Scotsman Pete Cashmore is founder and Chief Executive Officer of popular technology and social media blog Mashable which is based in New York City. Cashmore founded Mashable at the age of 19 and his creation rewarded him dearly with millions and landed up with a weekly column on CNN writing on technology and social media developments.
The mentioned and many other dot com inventors turned entrepreneurs have put together reliable products that have one way or the other required the influence of Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web invention.