Sir Tim Berners-Lee is conferred the title of “Inventor of the World Wide Web” at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in London on 27th July 2012. Sir Tim was present and tweeted “This is for everyone” from a vintage NeXT computer. His message was displayed on the LCD screens attached to the chairs of the entire 80,000 people in the audience.
Tim Berners-Lee had created the World Wide Web on a NeXT computer at CERN in 1990.
Twitter has been used from space. "Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station -- the 1st live tweet from Space! :) More soon, send your ?s" was the first tweet sent by astronaut TJ Creamer (@Astro_TJ) on January 22, 2010. [more...]