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Video: How the Web Works – Jeff Veen @WordCampSF

Web designer Jeff Veen, speaking at WordCamp San Francisco on Aug 14 2011, uses an extensive 19th century metaphor to illustrate the genesis and function of the World Wide Web.

A world without the Web: Celebrating OneWebDay 2010

OneWebDay is a celebration held every September 22 with a goal of educating lovers of the Internet around the world about the importance of the open Internet. At OpenSRS, we put together a short video that asks the hypothetical question, “Without the Web, how would we…?”
We had a lot of fun putting it together and [...]

For Love of the Internet

Being the daughter of the only people STILL USING DIALUP today, it’s quite a feat that I was able to not only catch up with the rest of society in terms of the Internet, but now I am surging ahead. Should I be worried about them finding this video? TRUST ME, they will never find [...]

Who created the Internet?

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Who created the Internet?
It still boggles my mind that, 10 years after poor Al Gore kinda sorta lost a crucial presidential election, I still hear the same joke reverberating down the hallways of history. “Hey look at me. I’m Al Gore. I invented the Internets.”
Everyone laughs, of course, because [...]

Wow, Wow, Wow, World Wide Web!

And I’ve come to appreciate how much I’ve learned from all the free access. Beyond a college education it is up to me to learn and the web gives me a wealth of knowledge to invest in.

IMO the Web is Changing Language!

Since I started using the Web in the mid ’90s, it’s been a really important tool for communication. My earliest interactive experiences with the Web were in chat rooms and with AOL instant messenger. Since the ’90s, the Web has grown…a lot…and provides so many new ways for people to stay connected that it’s [...]

when OneWebDay met YouTube

One of the major benefits of the developments of the Internet is its ability to eliminate the elements of space and time in mass communications

Fraternitas Aeternus (Brothers Forever)

I’ll go ahead and say it off the bat: this is not like the other brother story. In fact, I’ve known my brother my entire life: I’ve changed his diapers, played with him in the backyard, picked on him, teased him, argued with him, congratulated him, and held him when he’s cried. But [...]

Free WiFi for ALL!

I don’t pay for internet access. I count myself among the lucky few in the nation that have a free wireless connection from the comfort of home.
If you’re having visions of me sitting at a desk or in a comfy chair, let me squash them now. My trade-off for free net access? I have to [...]

The Strength of the Web as a Medium

What is the Web good for? How is the web different from other forms of media? How is it better? How is it worse?
These are all questions that have arisen during the past 40 years as the Web has emerged to become what we know it as today. But, how does the Web affect traditional [...]