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Crowdsourcing Dystopia

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you're a team of heroic proportions, larger than life.

Treading Carefully in the 21st Century: The V.P.N.

Alex Simon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Alex Simon

As a result of the World Wide Web becoming the 21st century version of Central Park after midnight, increased security protocols have been invented and initiated. One of the most reliable and frequently used is the Virtual Private Network.

What's the Next-Generation Internet? Surprise: It's All About the Blockchain!

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

At the core of the next generation of the Internet is the technology underlying the digital currency Bitcoin: the blockchain. At its most basic, the blockchain is a global spreadsheet, an incorruptible digital ledger of financial transactions that can be programmed to record virtually everything of value and importance to humankind.

Why Google Works

Eric Schmidt | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Eric Schmidt

Google works very differently from other companies that have been dubbed "gatekeepers" and that are regulated accordingly. We are not a ferry, a railroad, a telecommunications network, or an electricity grid with only one line serving you and no competitors allowed. No one is stuck using Google. People have choices, and they exercise them all the time. We know that if we cease to be useful, our users will leave. The barriers to entry are negligible, because competition is just one click away.

Disconnect From Your Smartphone and Rest Your Mind

Scott MacFarland | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As the New Year ushers in a time for us to reflect on our past, it also allows us to think about ways to refresh our minds with new, creative ideas.

Obama Heroically Wages Internet War, But Misses World Wide Web Target

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Obama's speech focused on a free and open Internet within our borders that doesn't speed up or slow down content delivery. What's interesting about Monday's statement is for all its good, it turns the discussion away from a global perspective to a domestic one.

The Facebook Void: What We're Missing

Abhishek Seth | Posted 10.29.2014 | Technology
Abhishek Seth

Credit: Paul Scott Circa 1860. After the secession of the southern states, Abraham Lincoln signed into effect conceivably one of the most cons...

The Shot Heard Round the World Wide Web

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The privacy revolution is here!

Technology Gives me a Headache

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I miss my Underwood typewriter. The only time I worried about it crashing was when it sat too close to the edge of my desk.

Information Overload

William E. White | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
William E. White

We can educate our children by rote, but we will surely lose the future unless we embrace our enlightenment heritage of reason, logic, and innovation.

Teens About As Horrified By '90s Internet As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology

Once upon a time in a land not so far away, an amazing new technology had the whole world abuzz. If you had a computer and dial-up modem, you could su...

Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson

Douglas Dechow | Posted 06.18.2014 | Technology
Douglas Dechow

Though he's personally disappointed in the way the World Wide Web has emerged and become integral to our relationship with knowledge, Nelson's influence on the many people who have shaped our digital world is immense.

25 Years of Community and Philanthropy on the World Wide Web

Nancy Gofus | Posted 05.25.2014 | 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.

LOOK: This Chart Shows A Troubling Internet Trend

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

As the World Wide Web turned 25 years old last week, its founder, Tim Berners-Lee, had a dire warning. In the wake of recent reports on Internet spyin...

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...

Comcast Is Not Invited To The Web's Birthday Party

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

See this and this and this and this for why. Happy 25th, World Wide Web! pic.twitter.com/JHiRn6Cojk— Comcast (@comcast) March 12, 2014 Nope....

My 21st Century Pen Pal And I Use Skype To Chat

April Rudin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
April Rudin

The Internet has facilitated immeasurable connectivity between people in any country around the world, and furthered just about everything that I can think of. It has spawned a barrier-free world of information for people to connect and collaborate at will, propelled largely by a desire among humans to share ideas, passions, goals and experience.

Ironic End to a Big Science Project

Christopher T. Hill | Posted 11.30.2013 | Science
Christopher T. Hill

It is the height of irony that at the same time the SSC perished, the community of academic economists was finally comprehending, in detail, what actually causes economies to grow and prosper.

Thinking Locally, Acting Globally

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

The information and services delivered on the World Wide Web generate jurisdictional conflicts, Anupam Chander, a Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, reminds us.

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 "//" ...

Coming to Terms With a Global Digital Divide

Lottie Ntim | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology
Lottie Ntim

The Internet has done much to level the playing field for people looking to launch businesses and even more so those looking to grow them, but there is still some ways to go in terms of removing the blinds of a perceived Web-based utopia.

The Future of the Web As Seen From Google I/O Day Two

John Pavley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

It's the second day at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco. While the other members of the HuffPost tech team on site have been pursuing sessions on Android and Google Glass, I've been focused on something much more mundane: the World Wide Web.

LOOK: The World's First Website Went Public 20 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Technology

The World Wide Web turned 20 years old on Tuesday. On April 30, 1993, the Web went public for everyone to use (for free) and two decades late CERN, th...

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 ...

Comparing the First Four Years of the App Store to the Early Commercial Web

Brad Spirrison | Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

What the App Store did for mobile media consumption in many ways parallels what Netscape did for the commercial web in the mid-90s.