Facebook's Zuckerberg Says Surveillance Systems Put the Internet as We Know it Under Threat

Social network kingpin Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out against the US government's use of surveillance systems to track web users, calling it a "threat" to the internet. Read More >>

WWW.? The World Wide Web Was Nearly Named TIM...After Berners-Lee Himself

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Its "www" abbreviation is today probably responsible for how tired-looking your "W" keyboard key is. But it could have all been very different. How's "The Information Mine" sound? Read More >>

Happy 25th Birthday to the Embattled World Wide Web

How do you sing happy birthday to a computer? Or, more specifically, how do you sing happy birthday to a system of hyperlinked files accessible, by the internet, that live inside your computer (and phone, and tablet, and so on)? It is, after all, the World Wide Web's 25th birthday. Read More >>

What's the First Thing You Can Remember Doing on the Internet?

There's no denying the global connectivity literally changed the world, and most of are lucky enough to have been alive and conscious when that paradigm shift was rolling out. You might not remember your first real interaction with the digital behemoth, but you have to have a first recollection. What is it?
It's worth noting that the Internet and the World Wide Web are technically different things, and depending on what kind of person you are, you might have some distinctly different first memories of both. Either way, it's story time. Who's got a good one? Somebody out there had to have started their journey into a brave new world by looking for porn, right? Right?! Read More >>

This Is How the Web Was Built, According to Google

For all the magic and wonderment the web brings us today, there's a lot of stuff that happens behind the scenes that we don't ever see or know about. This is obviously just a short and quirky take on how the web was built from Google, but it helps to bring what the web is built upon to light. Read More >>

Twenty Years Ago Today the World Wide Web Went Public

That decision, pushed forward by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, transformed the internet, making it a place where we can all freely share anything and everything — from social media updates, through streamed music, to YouTube videos of cats. It has fundamentally shaped the way we communicate. Read More >>

This Is the First Website Ever—Rebooted

Once upon a time, Tim Berners-Lee took the concept of Hypercard and turned into a world of networked pages. Then there was the first website ever, a boring but clean and well-lighted place that started with the title: "World Wide Web". Read More >>

Inventor of the Web Given Hero's Welcome at Olympics

Yesterday's Olympic opening ceremony was a hallucinatory ode to western history, questionable British music, a giant baby, David Beckham's body, and—amid the athletic sprawl—one of the greatest geeks of all time. Read More >>


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