Even though most of us use the words internet and web interchangeably, they are two distinct “places” in cyberspace. The term internet was first coined in the early 1970s when various academic institutions created a way to share resources predominantly text-based electronically. About 20 years later, Tim Berners-Lee developed a set of technologies allowing those resources to be connected via a series of links within the
documents. This became known as the World Wide Web, or web for short.
In 1993, folks at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) came up with a way to display these documents through a standard graphical interface that was easy to understand and even easier to use. Officially called Mosaic, this little piece of software is credited for popularizing the web and laying the groundwork for web browsers, as we know them.
In fact, all of the modern browsers contain certain characteristics like the infamous back button of that first browser.