WHERE DID THE INTERNET COME FROM? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet http://www.slideshare.net/trebor/week2-9266952
Nowadays people talk about 'the cloud' – but what happens when it stops working? This has become a mainstream issue since the government in Egypt shut down the internet in the whole of the country. This week we've also seen the Blackberry / RIM downtime. http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/10/2011-10-10-bbstormkeypadhorizontal2-copy-1318424615.jpg For creative geeks, these are opportunities!
This audio is the sound that started the internet! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPFKd5p_t0s The launch of Sputnik 1957 led directly to the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA).
Packet switching. ARPANET - 1970
Vince Serf & Robert Kahn TCP / IP - 1974
Computer Science Network (CSNET) - 1981 wisconsin
NSFNET, - 1985. The opening of the NSFNET to other networks began in 1988. Act allowing NSFNET to interconnect with commercial networks – 1992
Internet exchange point logistics of traffic exchange between ISPs is governed by mutual peering agreements. Under such agreements traffic is often exchanged without compensation.
BGP was created to allow fully decentralized routing in order to transition from the core ARPAnet model to a decentralized system that included the NSFNET backbone and its associated regional networks. This allowed the Internet to become a truly decentralized system. http://www.renesys.com/blog/assets_c/2011/01/All_outages_zoom2-192.shtml EXERCISE: IF SOMEONE SHUT DOWN THE NET CONNECTION IN LONDON, HOW COULD YOU RECONNECT?
at least 5 Gbps. http://www.submarinecablemap.com/
BBC - SuperPower: Visualising the internet http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8552410.stm
While South Korea leading the list with a blazingly fast average speed of 2,202KBps may not come as much of a surprise, the small eastern European nations of Romania (1,909KBps) and Bulgaria (1,611KBps) unexpectedly claimed the second and third highest speeds. http://chartsbin.com/view/2484 Internet was made, can be unmade, can be re-made... by YOU.
World Map of Social Networks june 2011 http://www.vincos.it/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/WMSN0611-1024.png
The State of Social Media Around the World 2010 http://www.briansolis.com/2010/02/the-internationalization-of-social-media/
GoodMorning: Visualizing Wake Up Tweets around the World http://blog.blprnt.com/blog/blprnt/goodmorning
Average Time Spent on Social Networking Sites Across Geographies http://www.comscoredatamine.com/2011/06/average-time-spent-on-social-networking-sites-across-geographies/#.TfNkp7X_iCA;email
Social media is truly global it's not all facebook yet its becoming important everywhere but it's use reflects the local context http://static5.businessinsider.com/image/4e774d4669bedd640d000005/chart-of-the-day-the-largest-photo-libraries-in-the-world-september-2011.jpg Malawi: Citizens “Fuel” Facebook for Gas Updates http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/06/14/malawi-citizens-fuel-facebook-for-gas-refills/
china http://www.thomascrampton.com/china/social-media-china/ Train crash http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/china-struggles-to-tame-microblogging-masses-2351509.html EXERCISE: IF THERE WAS INTERNET ACCESS IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE, WHAT ARE THE WAYS IN WHICH SOCIAL MEDIA COULD BE USEFUL?
social media firehose 2 weeks of awesomeness re: state of social media. But you? How do you ride it? http://justifiedbythescriptures.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/media_overload_by_itsyouforme-copywright.jpg
VIDEO Infotention Part One: Dashboards, Radars, Filters HowardRheingold 6min the Well http://blip.tv/howardrheingold/infotention-part-one-dashboards-radars-filters-2811998 his is what we'll do in the lab. HOW DO YOU TRACK STUFF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN?
1. IS52026 Social Computing Week 2: infrastructure, global social media, the firehose dan mcquillan