Fifteen years ago in 1993, CERN opened up the World Wide Web to world. Building upon the idea of hypertext as a common, human readable mark-up language, Tim Berners-Lee invented a system in 1991 to facilitate the transfer of documents across a network of computers that became known as the World Wide Web. Fortunately for the public, the inventor was able to convince CERN to release the technology for common use. Despite the passage of time, Berners-Lee quips that the web is still in its infancy as "people are building new social systems, new systems of review, new systems of governance … new ways of working together effectively and fairly which we can use globally to manage ourselves as a planet." The web is a fast growing infant; surveys of web content indicate that in the past five years alone, pages have tripled in size and doubled in their usage of external network objects (either audio, video or databases) with no indication of curbing its data growth.