Internet

The History of Web Hosting – A Galactic Network

It may interest you to know that before 1991 web hosting as you know it today did not exist.

Then again, you probably wouldn’t recognize the internet before 1991, either. But to look at the history of website hosting, you have to look at the history of the internet itself. The internet may be the greatest media advancement since radio and television, but the internet as we know it today is powered by nearly 50 million websites forming its central nervous system.

The History of Broadband Internet – The Downfall of Restrictive Internet Access

Although the internet has existed for decades and been through several iterations, the introduction of broadband internet was arguably the biggest catalyst in making it what it is today. While dial-up connections provided speeds that were typically capped at 56 kbps, early broadband connections were capable of speeds of 512 kbps and more. The boost in speed helped make high-bandwidth sites such as YouTube possible while speeding up communication across the globe.

The End of Dial-up

The History of Tagging – It’s What You Make of It That Counts

I have often said that every generation thinks that they invented sex and music.  I might now add that this generation thinks that it invented tagging.  However, tags have been used for centuries to label and classify items that are discreet parts of a group.  They have also been used by stores to label goods and by courts to mark ownership and land boundaries.  However, modern tags have their own uses, specifically to show someone’s online identity.

The History of WordPress – Open Source Closes Gap

WordPress is the largest open source Content Management System on earth. Over 25 million people worldwide use WordPress to manage their blogs, websites, or online businesses. In fact, WordPress was used to bring you the article you’re reading right now.

The History of Blogging – A Chorus of Voices

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last fifteen years, you’ve probably heard the term “blog” in reference to the Internet dozens of times.

The term blog is derived from “web log,” or a web-based logging system that provides text information online. Blogs cover an unimaginable range of subjects, can be private or professional, and can be free or require a monthly fee to access.

The History of Craigslist – Posting the Planet

Back in 1995, Craig Newmark of San Francisco California started emailing his friends a list of local events. It was just a hobby, something he did for fun – he had no idea that one day his list would become the largest collection of classified advertisements in the world.

The History of Kijiji – A Global Village

Created as a response to Craigslist, Kijiji is a massive online center for advertisements, personals, automobiles, pets, and much more. Kijiji is a subsidiary of the online auction giant eBay.

The History of Talk Fusion – From an Idea to Innovation

If you have ever thought about how to send a video email to further your organization or business, you are probably aware of Talk Fusion. This innovative new program has people talking because it represents a whole new method for easily putting videos into emails. And the best part? People actually watch them! But where did it all get started? A lot of people want to know everything about a product before they invest in it, so let’s take a look at where Talk Fusion got its start.

The History of Data Entry Clerks – From the Typewriter to the PC

These days, data entry is a pretty common profession. We are all surrounded by computers on a daily basis, whether we are at home, at work, or pretty much anywhere else. This was not always the case, of course. Not too long ago, the idea of spending all day at the keyboard was a novel thought.

The History of Anti-Virus Software – Infection and Recovery

These days, just about everyone that uses a computer knows about the dangers of computer viruses. These nasty little programs can wipe out your hard drive just by being embedded in an email you receive and preview orread. So we all take precautions by having anti-virus software of some sort in our computers to fight off any invaders. But do you know where anti-virus software came from? Let’s take a look.

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