These days, the splendors of the Mystic East are just a short flight away from the dark and rainy British Isles. If you prefer to stay at home, you can access the secrets of ancient civilizations any time you like thanks to the World Wide Web. That...
The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats. Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the World Wide Web, touted the milestone on Twitter — one of the most prominent websites in the...
At the end of September, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) may approve the world’s first Web Payments Steering Group, to explore issues such as navigating around obstacles to seamless payments on the web and ways to better facilitate global transactions while respecting local laws. Show More Summary
It's easy to forget that the Internet is only 25 years old. In a short period of time, we've quickly grown accustomed to online jargon and all things in cyberspace. But when the World Wide Web was first introduced in 1989, many found it particularly puzzling. Show More Summary
God has been stalking me. On the Internet. Now mind you, I think it could possibly be a God Fraud, (He spells his name Godd) but I still find it enormously flattering and will NOT get a restraining order. It all started when I couldn't...Show More Summary
Pictures of a loyal pup that sat and waited outside of the emergency room while its elderly owner was undergoing surgery in Changchun have been melting hearts across the World Wide Web. [ more › ]
Twenty-five years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and gave it to the world. To mark this anniversary, we are building a major new three-part festival at Southbank Centre, where we will ask all kinds of people to share their ideas of how the Web should develop...
Photo via Flickr. Preparing for death was a much cleaner affair back in those disconnected days of the late 1980s, when a World Wide Web was just something bad that could happen in a Choose Your Own Adventure novel. You wrote your will,...Show More Summary
There's a new podcast hitting the world wide web soon that "looks at food through the lens of science and history." Hosted by science journalist Cynthia Graber and blogger Nicola Twilley, Gastropod launches mid-September.
Exchange Magazine recently wrote, “Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. Show More Summary
The digital age has forced traditional businesses to adapt by using the latest tools and resources on the world wide web in order to attract customers. Online Promotion For Traditional Businesses Many businesses that offer repair and maintenance services for homes can take advantage of online tools to attract new clients. According to this article, [...]
Hortonworks has added Apache Kafka to tis Hadoop software platform as a technical preview. Kafka isn't the most popular tool in the world, but it's widely used among large web companies, making it a useful add-on for luring customers...Show More Summary
"Kill yourself" suddenly seems to have become the go-to insult of choice across the vast murky digital swamps of the World Wide Web.
The human marvel that is the world wide web has done more than any other advent in history to unite the billions of inhabitants of…
Twenty-five years ago, Tim Berners-Lee made a proposal that would turn into the World Wide Web. Not bad for what he says was a "side project". The man credited with invention of the Web has been campaigning for a digital Bill of Rights that would, among other things, enshrine net neutrality and protect personal data. Show More Summary
20 years ago, your smartphone wasn't even a twinkle in Steve Jobs's eye. Nevertheless, 1994 was a momentous year for the tech industry. It was the year the World Wide Web was born, a.k.a. the Internet as we know it today. There were no smartphones, no iPads, no flat-screen TVs... Show More Summary
As fantasy football culture becomes more pervasive, we're needing a new word for "sleeper" more by the year. There is so much #content available on the World Wide Web that nearly every human with a remote chance of touching an NFL football has been mentioned at this point. If you don't know the name Bishop Sankey by now, well, you just don't care. Show More Summary
Sometimes, a selfie can go horribly wrong. Other times, however, a perfectly-timed selfie can go so incredibly right that it stops the World Wide Web in its tracks. The following is just such a selfie. It was taken by a dog owner, who somehow managed to position both his camera and his canine in the ideal position and then... Show More Summary
Back in the wild and wolly days of the World Wide Web, I hung around online on a newsgroup called alt.society.generation-x, where I made a number of online friends, some of whom became real world friends, with whom I kept in contact, sporadically, over the years. One of those was Douglas Lathrop, a fellow writer […]
The Internet as we know it came into being in the early 1980s, but it wasn’t until the World Wide Web was born that it entered into mainstream consciousness. Now, the Internet is available almost everywhere, and it can be accessed through such a wide range of devices it would be impossible to list them all here. Show More Summary