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Geeks History of the Internet - how we arrived at Web 2.0


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A brief history of the development of the internet, internet applications, internet services and social networking. Some current trends and some future predictions.

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Geeks History of the Internet - how we arrived at Web 2.0

  1. 1. a geeks history of the internet. How we arrived at web 2.0
  2. 2. in the beginning… 700bc homing pigeons used to carry messages in ancient Greece…wireless is born. 1536 the @ symbol is first used by florentine merchant tran cesco lapi . 1837 william f cooke and Charles Wheatstone install the first railway telegraph system. 1861 pony express replaced by telegraph. 1937 work begins on the first digital computer. 1951 manchester university take delivery of the first commercial computer. 1956 Ibm release fortran the first computer language. 1876 alexander graham bell transmits first words electronically ‘come here mr watson I need you’ - he had just spilt some acid in his lab. 1958 first data transmitted via phone network. 1962 first computer game ‘space wars’ finished - the joystick would be created later that year. 1963 mouse created. 1965 gordon moore declares computer power will double every 18 month - moores law still holds today. 1969 first 2 computers connected via ARPANET. 1976 the queen is the first head of state to send an email. 1978 first unsolicited junk mail is sent . 1982 tcp/ip protocol introduced . 1972 first email is sent . 1973 ARPANET joins first computers internationally .
  3. 3. podcast dialup usergroups collaboration mash ups driven by education/research sector driven by individual driven by business? social networking community dynamic content static content internet newsgroups shared content blogging irc chat the last 20 years… mosaic browser firefox browser bbc MSN messenger wikipedia skype xml asp rss ipod ADSL facebook Technology Applications Date 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 89 Sites Concepts ajax napster MP3 standard wiki w3c quicktime first macro virus google million th domain name registered internet worm released perl www introduced ppp netscapebrowser virtual bank 2 million 3 million 10 million apache aol hotmail Linkedin amazon yahoo livesearch safari browser flock browser flickr clusty youtube AOL messenger friends reunited .net http Itunes store css myspace twitter pdf flash javascript
  4. 4. <ul><li>Increasing use of open source code and shared data. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing availability of internet. </li></ul><ul><li>through use of mobility devices, phones, pda’s, wifi etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing speed of internet connection. </li></ul><ul><li>both at home, in business and via mobile technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing use of off-site storage / data centres. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased popularity of web based applications/services </li></ul><ul><li>Increased use of video services / streamed video. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in popularity of virtualization. </li></ul><ul><li>especially for providing virtual ad, dns, dhcp servers etc </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly technology/internet aware customers, users and employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase numbers of internet users, social networks, websites and user generated content. </li></ul>current trends…
  5. 5. <ul><li>Data portability </li></ul><ul><li>merging data within various social networks and on-off line aps so that you don’t have to duplicate and synchronize your data across applications or services. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of pay per click web aps & internet services </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to edit photos from your corporate flickr account with an online version of photoshop (paid for per user per month), and put the images straight into a campaign marketing tool to send to your google mailing list, tracking you newsletter in real time (on a pay click basis.) </li></ul><ul><li>Predictive search engines </li></ul><ul><li>The ability of search engines to predict what information you will look for next based on the searches that you are currently performing or content of watched news feeds. </li></ul><ul><li>Authorative tagging levels for user generated content </li></ul><ul><li>The ability of peer groups and industry experts to rate content of blogs and user provided content to give some degree of data credibility. </li></ul>predictions on future direction…
  6. 6. <image sources> all of the images in this presentation came from flickr <ul><li>cover : </li></ul><ul><li>superhighway : </li></ul><contributions> Thanks to the north east it managers network, codeworks and twict. Special Thanks to graham jordan, james burke, gareth rushgrove and peter kerr. <Produced by> david coxon, <content sources> much of the content of this presentation came from online communities and shared content http:// /ant/history http:// .
  7. 7. go make your own history!