Web 1.0 refers to the early and beginning stages of the Internet. The original version of the internet which first began in 1989 and is now referred to as Web 1.0 was just web pages loaded with hyperlinks and did not have any aesthetics or controls, it was simply just a read-only internet. At the time, the internet was known as the World Wide Web, but later was labelled Web 1.0 after the introduction of Web 2.0.