Tech history in photos: The heroes who shaped the internet

Tim Berners-Lee

Many innovators have played a role in making the internet what it is today. Here are 10 people who might not have built the internet, but they helped shape the modern internet experience.

Tim Berners-Lee is known as the inventor of the world wide web. He is credited with accomplishing the first successful use of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the basis for data communication on the web.

Image: Wikimedia Commons/Paul Clarke

By Conner Forrest

Conner Forrest is an analyst for 451 Research. He was formerly a Senior Editor for TechRepublic.