100 Ideas that Changed the Web
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This innovative title looks at the history of the Web from its early roots in the research projects of the US government to the interactive online world we know and use today.
Fully illustrated with images of early computing equipment and the inside story of the online world's movers and shakers, the book explains the origins of the Web's key technologies, such as hypertext and mark-up language, the social ideas that underlie its networks, such as open source, and creative commons, and key moments in its development, such as the movement to broadband and the Dotcom Crash. Later ideas look at the origins of social networking and the latest developments on the Web, such as The Cloud and the Semantic Web.
Following the design of the previous titles in the series, this book will be in a new, smaller format. It provides an informed and fascinating illustrated history of our most used and fastest-developing technology.
the internet’ IDE A No 88 AGGREGATION It is not news that we no longer get our news from newspapers. From news and reviews to classiﬁed information, aggregation sites now provide us with the stories that are most interesting to us. Flipboard presents socially aggregated content in a magazine format. 182 Content aggregators gather stories from across the Web to share in a single, convenient place. With billions of webpages competing for our attention, aggregation has become an essential way
constantly complain about aggregators stealing their content. Robert Thompson, editor of the Wall Street Journal, does not mince his words, calling them ‘tech tapeworms in the intestines of the Internet’. This may be true, but it is not going to change. Like all mass-media companies, the WSJ is no long longer a distributor of news. It is a content creator and it needs to shape its business model accordingly. Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar’s Jonat We Feel Fine searches the Web for occurrences of
coined in 2005 by Jeff Howe and Mark Robinson of WIRED magazine to describe the emerging practice of distributing labour-intensive tasks across online users and communities – in other words, ‘the crowd’. The open-source movement has been harvesting the collective power of individual programmers since the 60s. What is true of the programming community seems to be true of people in general. While the beneﬁt is sometimes monetary, more often contributors are motivated by kudos, altruism and even
digital mix tapes proved a great means of promoting new acts. The format was popularized by blog and RSS pioneer Dave Winer in 2000. His software package Radio UserLand introduced additional functionality to RSS feeds. With it, listeners could subscribe to their favourite audio blogs and automatically download ﬁles as they were posted. The launch of the iPod in 2001 accelerated the adoption of digital music. It also provided a platform for downloading shows like the Daily Source Code, hosted by
the same. Microsoft has seen the light and has announced that it will soon switch to weekly updates. Users are happy to accept that web services are always in beta as long as their voice is heard. There is even cachet in being part of a select betatester group. Part of the groundswell around Gmail was that the beta version was not available to everyone. Perpetual beta recognizes the organic nature of the Web. As it grows, it acknowledges and responds to feedback from millions of users around the