TODAY   |  March 12, 2014

Happy 25th birthday, World Wide Web!

As we celebrate the Web’s anniversary, a poll says the Internet would be the most difficult technology for people to live without. Carson Daly reports from the Orange Room.

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>>> now. today marks an important date in history. do you no what he it is?

>> i do.

>> the 25th anniversary of the creation --

>> i know is liza minnelli 's birthday today also. not focussing on that, everybody.

>> also barbara felden's.

>> 99.

>> worldwide web 25 today. come into the orange room , break it down. probably the most interesting note about today being the 25th anniversary of the worldwide web is there is a clear distinction between the web and the internet. and let's get to that right now. here is the internet, which is a global system of interconnected computer net works developed in the '60s. inside of the internet, we have the worldwide web , which is an information system on the internet. it's best described in this analogy. if the internet were a restaurant, the worldwide web would base club the most popular dish it is the pulled pork of the net, if you will. [ laughter ] hears the pew research center we got, 46% said in honor of the 25th anniversary, internet would be the most difficult technology to go without, cell phones second, tv. third. we thought that was interesting. we will kick off our 25 reasons why we love the web. friends of "today" told us a bunch of cool things. we will tweet those out. start with mr. matt lauer , who says, for me it is a double-edged sword, on one hand, the web makes me feel young and connected, on the other hand it has a way of making me feel very old. you care to comment on that boss?

>> for negotiations is not 295th an verse british the 10th anniversary .

>> you tell yourself that.

>> exactly.

>> technology makes me think you're old, too, how much time i spend trouble shooting the i.t. department.