Why is the internet like this?
Karen just wanted to know why Elizabeth reads Tumblr on Instagram, and it turned into a two-part episode on how the web evolved from a nerdy, interconnected blogosphere to the semi-siloed mishmash we have today. This is Part 1.
Here are links to the things we mentioned:
- Tom Eastman’s tweet that perfectly encapsulates what this episode is about
- How the blogosphere used to work
- This new rating thing YouTube seems to be trying out
- Video on Worlds Online, an early chat room with avatars
- What we mean by walled garden
- Anil Dash: The Web We Lost and Rebuilding the Web We Lost
- That Jurassic Park quote
- Harold Innis on the “bias of communications”
- If you like hearing us talk about lost media, there’s more in Episode 21
- Episode 46 of Let’s Find Out: Marriage and Murder at the Mirama
- The deep web
- Internet Archive
- Wayback Machine
- Adobe Flash Player is dying
- The Ragtag Squad That Saved 38,000 Flash Games from Oblivion
- BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint
- Heritage Posts on Tumblr
- Sarah Z on Onceler x Onceler, we’re so, so sorry.
- Fallen Titans
- Sarah Z on Dashcon
- Internet Historian and Whang!
- Down the Rabbit Hole
Stay tuned for Part 2, coming out Sept. 7-ish.
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