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Happy 25th Birthday, Web! Here's What You've Taught Us

Greg Voakes | Posted 04.04.2014 | Technology
Greg Voakes

Considering the astonishing magnitude with which the web has grown since its birth, it's difficult to imagine how much it has yet to reveal.

25 Years of Community and Philanthropy on the World Wide Web

Nancy Gofus | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Gofus

Twenty-five years ago, British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed a system where data could be shared between computers, creating a Web of information.

Governments as Partners in Innovation

Kathy Kemper | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

25 years ago, a British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee drafted a memo to his colleagues at CERN that outlined a new way of managing information; that document was the foundation for what we now call the Internet.

Inventor Of Web Astounded By All The Cats Online

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.13.2014 | Technology

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is both worried and optimistic about the future of his creation. In celebration of the WWW’s 25t...

Inventor Of Web Calls For Online 'Bill Of Rights'

AP | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — The British inventor of the World Wide Web wants a digital bill of rights to protect Internet users from surveillance. ...

Video: Web's Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Double SlashUnnecessary

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Asked what he would have done differently in creating the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, says in this video that  the double slash, the "//" ...

(Video) Tim Berners-Lee to Hollywood: Move from "Channels" to Random Access

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, says that as video on the Web continues to grow, the movie industry needs...

SXSW embraces the complexity of the web

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.10.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

32 111 11 529 MakerBot fonder Bre Pettis Kicked off this years SXSW festival in Austin. The thing about Bre is you know he has a real vision of how...

Aaron Swartz And The Pursuit Of Knowledge

Baila Olidort | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Baila Olidort

Aaron Hillel Swartz, the "old, wise soul" whose life came to a tragic end on a recent Friday morning, intuitively valued teaching and the sharing of knowledge as a fundamental human responsibility.

Sweden Just Won The Internet

Reuters | Paul Sandle | Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology

By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Sweden is the most effective at using the Internet to improve people's lives, ahead of the United Sta...

Why The Man Who Invented The Web Isn't Rich

The Atlantic | Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

Tim Berners-Lee isn't is fabulously wealthy--and finding out why he hadn't taken the road to riches (and that he almost had) was for me one of the mor...

21 YEARS LATER: World's First Website Still Online

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.06.2012 | Technology

Even if you can't name the inventor of the World Wide Web (It's Tim Berners-Lee!), you'll probably want to celebrate one of the information network's ...

Who Was That Internet Guy Honored At The Olympics?

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology

Watchers of Friday's opening ceremony for the London Olympics were thrown a curveball during the festivities. In addition the many athletes honored at...

Alarm Bells: "Open Web" In Danger, Says Brin, Berners-Lee

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

One thing is certain. Politicians throughout the democratic world are pushing for stronger censorship and surveillance by Internet companies to stop the theft of intellectual property.

Internet's Creator: Web Access Is A Human Right

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.13.2011 | Technology

We're living in a world where Internet access should be as readily available as water, according to the man who helped create the web, Tim Berners-Lee...

The World Wide Web Foundation

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, there are a lot of good groups advancing the cause of the open net, and also extending that to people who need a break. One particularly effecti...

Tim Berners-Lee Says WikiLeaks Is Not Open Government Data

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Earlier this week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, expressed his views on WikiLeaks, putting himself inline with President Obama as to what constitutes open government.

Tim Berners-Lee Warns Against Facebook Threat: Social Network Fragments Web

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, warned that social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Friendster constitute one of "severa...

First International Open Government Data Conference Features the Power of Platforms

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Is sunlight the best disinfectant, as Supreme Court Justice Brandeis famously said? This week in Washington, D.C., hundreds of experts have come toge...

Founder Of The Internet's 4 Major Concerns About The Web

readwriteweb.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This morning at Nokia World 2010 in London, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, widely known as the inventor of the Web, addressed the audience in a keynote speech w...

Interop Rolls into NYC Celebrating Technology and Innovation

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Technology has been the ever-present caretaker throughout our history. It has been the muse for thought leaders like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Linus To...

The End of the Book

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Vander Ark

In 1994 Rita Dove was the Poet Laureate of the United States, Tim Berners-Lee formed The World Wide Web Consortium at MIT, and I was a new public school superintendent.

Safely Surfing the Public Wi-Fi

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

This post was co-authored with Joel Fernandez. If you would like to ask Joel any questions please email him at joelfernandezny@gmail.com. The World ...

T-Mobile and the Mobile Broadband Future

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

The Information Superhighway has grown at an explosive pace -- 399.3% since 2000. A significant part of this wildfire growth is due to smartphones.

Friendly Competition Amongst US & UK Advances Government 2.0 and Open Data

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

In a session on perspectives of the United Kingdom's data.gov.uk initiative from this week's Gov 2.0 Expo, Tim Berners-Lee opened with an anecdote abo...