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World Wide Web (www)

a multimedia presentational tool that uses computers and other media to communicate, often through the INTERNET. The World Wide Web permits two-way interactive communications with large numbers of people simultaneously. The World Wide Web is an important tool of E-COMMERCE insofar as Internet marketing can be undertaken by developing colourful and attractive web pages to gain visitors' attention. As the number of people ‘surfing’ the web grows the potential to market goods through web browsers has become a significant element of firms' promotional mix.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

World Wide Web (www)

or web a multimedia presentational tool that uses computers and other media to communicate, often through the INTERNET. The World Wide Web permits two-way interactive communications with large numbers of people simultaneously. The World Wide Web is an important tool of E-COMMERCE insofar as Internet marketing can be undertaken by developing colourful and attractive web pages to gain visitors attention. As the number of people ‘surfing’ the web grows, the potential to market goods through web browsers has become a significant element of firms promotional mix.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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During her time as a Member of Parliament and during her re-election campaign, Anna Terrana spent much time and resources on ensuring that she had a state of the art World-Wide Web site and timely, detailed response to e-mail inquiries.
The Parliament in the United Kingdom does have one general e-mail address and does have a world-wide web site for the institution.
In New Zealand there is no individual access to e-mail or world-wide web homepages for parliamentarians on the parliamentary server (mx.parliament.govt.nz).
It is a computer program that was developed by the NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications, a group that develops non-commercial software to assist the scientific community) to provide a graphical interface for World-Wide Web documents.
Let's go back to the explanation of the World-Wide Web to explain why Mosaic is so fascinating.
The World-Wide Web was originally developed by Tim Berners-Lee of CERN (of the European Particle Physics Laboratory) in the late 1980s to transmit scientific documents worldwide and to provide access to remote databases.

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