12/03/2014 11:15 | By David Nield, contributor, MSN Tech
The 30 most important people in 25 years of the world wide web

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The world wide web (WWW) – the part of the internet where websites and apps live – is celebrating its 25th birthday. It was in March 1989 that the British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee came up with the idea of connecting links and nodes of information together, the basic building blocks of clicking from one page to another.

Since those days, the web has grown at a steady pace. Static, text-based webpages have given way to interactive apps, digital media on demand and countless ways of presenting and absorbing information. In tribute to the world wide web reaching a quarter of a century, we've picked out 30 influential figures from its history, who have helped shape the web into what it is today.

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