Question of the Day

Mar 26, 2014

Yesterday's Question of the Day asked …  The very first web browser was invented in 1990, forever changing how journalism is done today. What was it named then, and what was it later renamed? Don't forget to answer both questions! That would be Tim Berners-Lee's WorldWideWeb because "after all, when it was written in 1990 it was the only way to see the web." It was later renamed Nexus to avoid confusion between the program and the overall, abstract concept of the Internet.

This was a tough one, because many people thought it might be Mosaic (which later led to the creation of Netscape -- remember that?), but while that was one of the first graphical browsers, it still came after WorldWideWeb/Nexus. And now you know!

Congratulations to M. Edward Borasky for being the very first to answer that question correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to (in order of correct answers received): Dagmar EbaughKen Walker with the Tampa Bay TimesJeanne KirkBill Chuck with Chicago Sun-Times and Boston GlobeCraig Pittman at the Tampa Bay TimesJason HenselJulianaMitch CohenAnna Li@.l.interpretations, eschuman, freelance journalist Annie Dance, and Cindi Lash of Pittsburgh Magazine for getting that right!

As for today's question: In 1844, something was created that suddenly made it possible for newspapers to offer timely coverage of distant events. What was it, and which two cities demonstrated the link?

Click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. We’ll announce the winners tomorrow!

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