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Brief history of online culture pre 2007

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Slides for my "Digital Media and Culture" class, Fall 2016, essentially giving undergrads a quick refresher on what internet culture was about before they first logged on.

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Brief history of online culture pre 2007

  1. 1. A brief history of digital culture (pre-2007)
  2. 2. Pre-History: Memex
  3. 3. Pre-History: ARPAnet
  4. 4. Pre-History: ARPAnet Arpanet, 1984 U.S. Highway System
  5. 5. Pre-History: Hacker Culture MIT: Tech Model Railroad Club DEC PDP-1 University Labs Phone Phreaks
  6. 6. Pre-History: Pranksters & Communes
  7. 7. Pre-History: Whole Earth Catalog “personal power is developing— power of the individual to conduct his own education, find his own inspiration, shape his own environment, and share his adventure with whoever is interested.” - Stewart Brand
  8. 8. Early History: BBS (1978-1994)
  9. 9. Early History: UseNet (1980-2000s)
  10. 10. Consumer Online Services (1980s-90s)
  11. 11. Selling the Internet (1980s edition) KRON news story, 1981
  12. 12. Selling the Internet (1980s edition) Prodigy Commercial, 1990
  13. 13. Selling the Internet (early 90s edition) News story, circa 1993
  14. 14. dot-com Homesteading (mid-late ‘90s)
  15. 15. Selling the Internet (1990s edition) Excite Commercial, c. 1998
  16. 16. Selling the Internet (1990s edition) Jupiter Communications promo video, 1999
  17. 17. Peer-to-Peer & Open Source 1989 1999 2001
  18. 18. Dot-bust (2000-2002) NASDAQ
  19. 19. mid-2000s: Web 2.0 & Social Media

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