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The HyperMedium, a subset of TheInternet, within which MeatBall exists.
Invented by TimBernersLee while he was at CERN as a method to link academic papers together instead of merely using bibliographic references.
The WorldWideWeb runs on the HTTP-TCP/IP protocol and HTML to display (most) webpages. Although the term is usually considered synonymous with TheInternet, the difference is that TheInternet includes several more protocols (that, incidentally, never really took off) to display content.
Small detail: I don't think that "The Web was built originally to link AcademicCitations? together into one fluid hypertext", although perhaps he had that in mind as one of its functions; it was built to keep track of organizational stuff. The following proposal describes nodes (web pages) as representing "People, Software modules, Groups of people, Projects, Concepts, Documents, Types of hardware, or Specific hardware objects".