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The Internet: What was the world wide web like 30 years ago? – BBC News

The Internet: What was the world wide web like 30 years ago?: MARCH 12, 1988
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 GETTY IMAGES: Sir Berners-Lee’s proposal, which led to the world wide web, was submitted 30 years ago today

Dial-up tone, clunky websites and AOL free trial CDs – it’s clear that the earliest versions of the world wide web came with quirks and frustrations.

Thirty years ago today, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for the world wide web. To celebrate its anniversary, tech firms, early web users and retired politicians are flooding #Web30 on Twitter with nostalgic posts remembering their first interactions with the world wide web.

Here are a few of the people heralding what was once called the information super highway.

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47544387

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The Death of the open, free, and decentralized Internet – By Jonathan Tepper

Intended to be open, free, and decentralized, it’s now dominated by a handful of companies that control what we see and what we can say.

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Jonathan TEPPER

The internet was meant to be open, free, and decentralized, but today it is controlled by a few companies with grave consequences for society and the economy. The internet has become the opposite of what it was intended to be.

In the early 1960s, Paul Baran was an engineer at the RAND Corporation when he began thinking about the need for a communications network that could withstand a nuclear strike. RAND was contracted by the Pentagon to create a system that could continue operating even if parts of it were destroyed by an atomic blast. It was supposed to be the ultimate decentralized system.

READ MORE: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/11/death-of-internet.html

Inventor of the Web Prepares to Launch Web 3.0,….. Predicts Privacy Revolution

Inventor of the Web Prepares to Launch Web 3.0,….. Predicts Privacy Revolution

Written by  Sunday, 25 November 2018

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee (shown), believes that “the web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful forces who use it for their own agendas.” To correct that and “restore the power and agency of individuals on the web,” Berners-Lee is preparing to re-invent the web.

Due to the growing prevalence of the twin evils of data-mining and data-manipulation, the web — created to be a free and open platform — has instead  become a place where users find themselves robbed of both their privacy and easy access to reliable information on which they could base sound decisions. Take as just one example, the Cambridge Analytica breach of Facebook last year. By the time the dust settled and the smoke cleared, at least 50 million (and possibly as many as 87 million) users had their data harvested and used to manipulate their (and their friends’) votes in the 2016 presidential election.

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What kind of web do we want? – by Sir Tim Berners-Lee – video

What kind of web do we want? – by Sir Tim Berners-Lee – video

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. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness.

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