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The World Wide Web was released to the public by CERN in 1993, launching entire industries and revolutionising old ones.
Twenty years on, we take a look at the World Wide Web and the broader changes we have seen courtesy of the internet, a network of networks which includes email and instant messaging services.
While some were using the internet to chat, many others were exploring the opportunity to enjoy audio, often streaming live from concerts and other events.
Mr Pesce said it was around this time that "there was a sense this [web] thing was more than just text".
Peer-to-peer file sharing website Napster arrived on the internet, and grew enormously in popularity as music fans began illegally sharing files. Apple's i Tunes soon provided music enthusiasts with a legal alternative to downloading their favourite commercial tunes.
Despite launching with just 200,000 songs, it reached sales of 250,000 within 24 hours.
Having enjoyed popularity in the Harvard community, a renamed Facebook opened its site to other universities before broadening its reach moving into the public domain.
It later branched out to include video messaging, videoconferencing and began offering an alternative telecommunications service for users wanting to call regular phone numbers.
Video technology was soon considered for use in other industries, such as medicine, allowing doctors to examine and in some cases treat patients thousands of kilometres away.
The first video uploaded to the site showed one of the founders discussing elephants.
The potential of the video-sharing website was noted by Google, which purchased You Tube for a reported $US1.65 billion.