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Amanda French

Twenty years of a free, open web - Cern - 0 views

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    Can't resist sharing this -- found it from Stephanie's "Oldest website on the Internet" link. Great short history of the web. "http://first-website.web.cern.ch" Note that it links to the "first" website at http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html , which is not the same as the "oldest" one that Stephanie linked to -- I think the one Stephanie posted was a demonstration site, but not a "real" site, so I agree that it's older. :)
Lauren McDonald

Internet VS Web - 0 views

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    Here is a video explanation of the differences between the internet and the web. It includes a brief history of the internet and the foundation of the Web. This video highlights the information we learned in class and shows images to explain the differences between the two.
Laura Vazquez

Move aside, .com: .wed, other domains will make Internet more crowded - Washington Post - 1 views

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    ICANN was offering the chance to buy the top-level domain of a Web address. One woman paid $185,000 to own the domain .wed. Now over 1,900 new Web names are going to be introduced.
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    Great article, Laura, and nice summary of it. Thanks!
cmarion2

HowStuffWorks "Internet vs. World Wide Web" - 0 views

  • The Web isn't the only system out there, but it's the most popular and widely used. (Examples of ways to access the Internet without using HTTP include e-mail and instant messaging.)
  • The World Wide Web, on the other hand, is the system we use to access the Internet
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    This article explains the difference between the internet and the WWW by describing the internet as a network of computers and the WWW as one of the modes we use to access certain files within this network. It also states that-- as we had discussed in class-- though the WWW is probably the most widely-used mode of accessing the internet, other ways, such as through email and instant messaging, are also available.
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    This article explains the difference between the internet and the WWW by describing the internet as a network of computers and the WWW as one of the modes we use to access certain files within this network. It also states that-- as we had discussed in class-- though the WWW is probably the most widely-used mode of accessing the internet, other ways, such as through email and instant messaging, are also available.
Amanda French

History of the Internet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Wikipedia page about the History of the Internet that I showed in class. Note that the first Internet connection (really, the first ARPANET connection) was made between UCLA and Stanford -- most early work on the Internet was done at universities and was funded by government grants. It was only after the launch of the Web in the early 90s that businesses began devoting resources to the Internet and the Web.
Amanda French

Computer History Museum - Internet History - 0 views

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    A timeline of the Internet (with portraits!) from the Computer History Museum. This timeline begins in 1962 and ends in 1992 with the invention of the World Wide Web -- or, rather (though I'd say it's the same thing), with the 1992 invention of the first web browser, Mosaic, at the University of Illinois.
Amanda French

Help and FAQ - W3C - 0 views

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     The World Wide Web Consortium's definition of the difference between the Web and the Internet is understandably technical. It annoys me that there's a typo in which "TCP/IP" is misspelled "TPC/IP". Way to confuse people. 
Xiaotong Liu

The Internet vs. the Web - 0 views

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    just repost this because last time posted wrong.

    this article talks about some basic differences between Internet and Web.
Brandon Boucher

Making The Web Faster With SPDY - 0 views

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    SPDY (pronounced " SPeeDY ") is a new technology that aims to decrease page load times by fixing a number of flaws present in HTTP 1.1. It's not a replacement for HTTP but instead adds a number of features that help to make web transactions faster.
Lizzie Ehrreich

Web Crawler - 0 views

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    Defines web crawler and describes web crawling software
Amanda French

Top 10 Domain Hosting Companies of 2013 - 2 views

Also by the way, please do post these as a "Bookmark" rather than a "Topic" -- that way all the comments and things will show up on the main group page.

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Amanda French

As We May Think - 0 views

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    An article often cited as "inventing" the web, or at least the idea of it. Vannevar Bush worked in information intelligence during the Second World War, and his work in that field led him to conceive of a better way of finding and managing information. I don't know that the web has really solved that, though!
Amanda French

Digital History | Getting Started - 0 views

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    This book, Digital History, exists in print form as well, but it is entirely available for free on the open web. It is written for historians who want to "go digital," so you as undergrads (and not necessarily History majors!) aren't exactly its audience, but the book is nevertheless excellent as an introduction to the underpinnings of the internet and the web.
Gordon Hall

How To Build A Basic Web Crawler To Pull Information From A Website (Part 1) - 0 views

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    This a great website not only describing how web crawlers work, but how you can create on your own. Descriptions and pictures really help to create one if your stuck too.
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    That is a good tutorial -- thanks, Gordon. My own PHP skills are good enough to build this, though at the moment I don't need to. I had forgotten the synonym "scrapers," too. Useful quotation: "One typical task that Google performs is to pull all the links from a page and see which sites they are endorsing."
mgotcher

What is a Web Crawler? - 0 views

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    I was still a little confused on what a web crawler was exactly. I thought this site was helpful.
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    Yes, it is! I've already given you credit for one link this week, but that is a good explanation -- even though the page it was last updated in 2005 and the search engine it gives as an example is Alta Vista. :) Alta Vista doesn't even exist anymore; it was acquired by Yahoo awhile ago, I think. Here's the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltaVista
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    Ya I saw the date, but felt the explanation was good.
Amanda French

Web 2.0 Expo SF 2008: Clay Shirky | Gin, Television, and Cognitive Surplus - 0 views

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    Here's a tremendously engaging video of Clay Shirky giving the talk I just linked to about where people find the time to edit Wikipedia -- he thinks they probably stop watching TV. Which do you think is more productive?

    Another great quote from this piece:

    "So if you take Wikipedia as a kind of unit, all of Wikipedia, the whole project--every page, every edit, every talk page, every line of code, in every language that Wikipedia exists in--that represents something like the cumulation of 100 million hours of human thought. I worked this out with Martin Wattenberg at IBM; it's a back-of-the-envelope calculation, but it's the right order of magnitude, about 100 million hours of thought. And television watching? Two hundred billion hours, in the U.S. alone, every year. Put another way, now that we have a unit, that's 2,000 Wikipedia projects a year spent watching television."
Rebecca Lee

Google could end China's web censorship in 10 days - why doesn't it? - 0 views

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    An article from "The Guardian" about how Google could end web censorship in China explained by Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt was quoted during a speech in Washington.
Lizzie Ehrreich

Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality - 0 views

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    Article written by Tim Berners-Lee on the public's role on maintaining the principles and control of the world wide web.
cmarion2

The dangers of Webcrawled datasets | Bell | First Monday - 0 views

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    Potential problems with data collected by a web-crawler that would not, in theory, be present if the data were collected by hand.
Lizzie Ehrreich

World Wide Web Consortium Joins ICANN Protocol Support Organization - 1 views

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    Press release about W3C's contribution to the founding of the ICANN Protocol Support Organization. Explains a few reasons for the intersection between W3C and ICANN.
    About the PSO: http://archive.icann.org/en/pso/psonew.htm
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