Tag Archives: Internet

Click A Dic Dick

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the internet. Remember: nothing good ever happens after 2:00AM.

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The Internut

A story of connecting to the internet for the first time. Oh, the 90s!

A novelty piece in the old “break-in” style pioneered by Dickie Goodman and Bill Buchanan where song clips replace soundbytes from interviews or dialogue.I downloaded this from AOL in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t recall who uploaded it originally.If you or someone you know created this, please let me know so that I may give proper credit.Thanks!

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9 times early web marketing completely went off the rails

Ah, the early days of web marketing! Before the dark times. Before Facebook. Who remembers Outpost.com?

Would you tattoo a website on your forehead for $4,000?

Source: 9 times early web marketing completely went off the rails — Timeline

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The HTTP 451 Error Code for Censorship Is Now an Internet Standard

Even though it may, for now, be a largely symbolic move, I’m quite proud of those responsible for this. Bravo!

When an internet user hits a web page that has been blocked for legal reasons (read: censorship), they may be presented with a 451 error instead of the more generic 403 “forbidden” error. This is a win for transparency.

Source: The HTTP 451 Error Code for Censorship Is Now an Internet Standard | Motherboard

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A web with no links? Save The Link

This already tried to pass in Europe. It almost won. Don’t say it can’t happen.

Imagine a world without links. That’s what you’re in for if Big Media lobbyists get their way. Help us save our right to link at http://SaveTheLink.org

Source: A web with no links? Save The Link

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Internet. I used a 56K modem for a week and it was Hell on Earth

When Hopes&Fears approached me about using a 56K modem for a period of time, I got all cyber-machismo and upped the ante from their suggested three days to a whole week. I felt like seven days would make me really feel the burn; would make me check my privilege. In actuality, this was possibly the most panic-attack inducing bullshit decision I’ve ever made.

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Internet Power: Discover The World Of Online Entertainment

For those of you of a certain age, you may remember the sorts of relics featured in this video. I remember a world where the Internet was a myriad of grey windows decked in low-res .gif or .jpeg images and Times New Roman 12pt font. Either that, or it was all held within the walled garden of America Online, Compuserve, Prodigy, or MSN. This VHS copy from 1995 introduces the viewer to the newest, greatest technical achievement: The World Wide Web.

But before we go too far, let’s take a moment and have a look at just what the Internet is and what it takes to start surfing through Cyberspace. You may already be a net surfer and you may want to skip this section, but if you’re just starting out, we suggest you spend a few minutes getting familiar with some of the most common Internet terms.

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