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The first ever photo on the web, to the only photo you’d keep

Today, the first photo ever published on the World Wide Web was revealed…

The slightly odd picture of all the an all-female comedy group was taken on July 18, 1992, an IT developer at CERN and was posted by his then colleague, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist who created the Internet.

Photo: SILVANO DE GENNARO/CERN

Little did Berners-Lee know how powerful the internet would become in storing memories and in particular photographs. We don’t think he’d have predicted that photo sharing app Instagram would have sold for $1 billion earlier this year!

In the light of this, we thought it would be appropriate to mention our client Friends Reunited’s new One Photo competition.

Everyone has those special photos; whether they are saved as desktop screensavers or kept inside an old shoe box and brought out on rainy days, photos can hold a lot of nostalgia and often tell a story. Friends Reunited are asking for your single most treasured photo, along with a story to explain why it is so important.

The lucky winner will receive a brand new iPad, and 5 runners-up will get a canvas print of their chosen memory. So what are you waiting for? Get hunting, scanning and uploading that special photo, or perhaps it’s already hanging on your wall!

Image courtesy of Friends Reunited