Who are they?
Invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1994, Worldwide Web Consortium, also known as W3C, is an international association where full-time staff, member organisations and the public co-operate together to develop web standards.
What do they do?
As stated in w3.org “W3C’s primary activity is to develop protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the web.” This is accomplished by producing and publishing web standards which helps hardware manufacturers and software developers ensure that their equipment and programmes work with the newest web technologies, as mentioned in techterms. They also provide audio, video and web graphics on the internet. For example, many of the technologies included in Web 2.0 websites are based on standards developed by the W3C which include social networks, blogs, wikis and web applications.