Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN. Berners-Lee wrote a proposal in March 1989 for "a large hypertext database with typed links". The World Wide Web (WWW), commonly known as the Web, is an information system where. Tim also wrote the first web page editor/browser (“WorldWideWeb. This video summarises in 3 minutes how the Web was invented at CERN by British physicist and. How did the ancient civilization of Sumer first develop the concept of the written word? It all began.