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100 Ideas that Changed the Web

Book Description

This innovative title looks at the history of the Web from its early roots in the research projects of the US government to the interactive online world we know and use today.

Fully illustrated with images of early computing equipment and the inside story of the online world’s movers and shakers, the book explains the origins of the Web’s key technologies, such as hypertext and mark-up language, the social ideas that underlie its networks, such as open source, and creative commons, and key moments in its development, such as the movement to broadband and the Dotcom Crash. Later ideas look at the origins of social networking and the latest developments on the Web, such as The Cloud and the Semantic Web.

Following the design of the previous titles in the series, this book is in a new, smaller format. It provides an informed and fascinating illustrated history of our most used and fastest-developing technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. 100 Ideas that Changed the Web
    1. No.1 The Mundaneum
    2. No.2 The Space Race
    3. No.3 Hypertext
    4. No.4 The Modem
    5. No.5 Graphical User Interface
    6. No.6 The Mouse
    7. No.7 Markup Language
    8. No.8 XANADU
    9. No.9 The Personal Computer
    10. No.10 The Internet
    11. No.11 Internet Service Provider
    12. No.12 Bulletin Board Systems
    13. No.13 Hackers
    14. No.14 Cyberpunk
    15. No.15 Internet Protocol Suite
    16. No.16 Desktop Publishing
    17. No.17 Hypercard
    18. No.18 Graphics Interchange Format
    19. No.19 The Emoticon
    20. No.20 The Domain Name System
    21. No.21 The Project
    22. No.22 Web Browser
    23. No.23 The Cookie
    24. No.24 The JPEG
    25. No.25 Pornography
    26. No.26 Search
    27. No.27 WIFI
    28. No.28 Open Source
    29. No.29 Netiquette
    30. No.30 Apache Web Server
    31. No.31 Content Management Systems
    32. No.32 Web Analytics
    33. No.33 Massively Multi-Player Online Gaming
    34. No.34 Webcam
    35. No.35 Web Standards
    36. No.36 Geocities
    37. No.37 The Banner Ad
    38. No.38 Web Auction
    39. No.39 User-Centred Design
    40. No.40 Net Art
    41. No.41 Digital Fragility
    42. No.42 Information Architecture
    43. No.43 Web Chat
    44. No.44 Cascading Style Sheets
    45. No.45 Metadata
    46. No.46 The Webby Awards
    47. No.47 Pay Per Click
    48. No.48 Web Mapping
    49. No.49 Blogging
    50. No.50 Scaleable Vector Graphics
    51. No.51 Webmail
    52. No.52 Viral Content
    53. No.53 Internet Meme
    54. No.54 The Digital Wallet
    55. No.55 Ecommerce
    56. No.56 Collaborative Filtering
    57. No.57 The Drudge Report
    58. No.58 RSS Feeds
    59. No.59 Web Streaming
    60. No.60 The Independence Of Cyberspace
    61. No.61 The Blair Witch Project
    62. No.62 Peer-To-Peer
    63. No.63 Broadband
    64. No.64 Creative Commons
    65. No.65 The Dot-Com Bubble
    66. No.66 Web Tv
    67. No.67 The WIKI
    68. No.68 Infographics
    69. No.69 Augmented Reality
    70. No.70 Captcha
    71. No.71 Photo Sharing
    72. No.72 Podcast
    73. No.73 The Long Tail
    74. No.74 AJAX
    75. No.75 Social Networking
    76. No.76 Folksonomies
    77. No.77 Perpetual Beta
    78. No.78 Online Dating
    79. No.79 Surrogate Travel
    80. No.80 Casual Gaming
    81. No.81 Mashup
    82. No.82 Youtube
    83. No.83 Microblogging
    84. No.84 The QR Code
    85. No.85 Real-Time Reporting
    86. No.86 The Mobile Web
    87. No.87 User-Generated Content
    88. No.88 Aggregation
    89. No.89 The App Store
    90. No.90 Crowdsourcing
    91. No.91 Gamification
    92. No.92 Open Architecture
    93. No.93 Geolocation
    94. No.94 The Internet Election
    95. No.95 The Cloud
    96. No.96 Embeddable Fonts
    97. No.97 Tablet Devices
    98. No.98 Responsive Web Design
    99. No.99 Big Data
    100. No.100 The Semantic Web
  7. Further Reading
  8. Index
  9. Picture Credits
  10. Acknowledgements
  11. Copyright