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US Ignite Aims to Increase and 'Democratize' Virtual Reality Access

August 8, 2016

2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Glenn Ricart continues his pioneering work to enable greater Internet access and development through the non-profit, US Ignite. Formed by Dr. Ricart in 2010 and announced at the White House on June 14, 2012, the organization brings together corporations, universities and federal agencies to develop applications and services designed for the next generation of the Internet.

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Four Great Sources of Internet History

July 8, 2016

In our modern, fast-paced world of e-commerce, smartphones and social media, it’s hard to imagine – or remember – life without the Internet.

In reality, it took half a century of hard work and innovation to bring the Internet about, with contributions from a global network of individuals, institutions and organizations—each with a story to tell.

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The Building of a 'Permanent Web'

July 7, 2016

Vint Cerf has been raising the alarm on a coming ‘digital dark ages’ for a while, and he now tells Wired in a recent interview that he and some of his fellow Internet pioneers are “joining with a new generation of hackers, archivists, and activists to radically reinvent core technologies that underpin the web.”

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Wikipedia Co-founder Jimmy Wales Tells Vice Why We Need a Free Internet

June 16, 2016

The editor-in-chief of Vice Impact, Katherine Keating, recently sat down with Internet Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Wales to talk about the role of civil society in "holding governments accountable for their actions and promoting individual liberties."  In a compelling Q&A, Keating asks Wales if there are times that censorship can be justified, why he initiated a Wikipedia blackout in the face of the SOPA Bill, and if the relationship between giant Internet providers and consume

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The Economist [Radio] Asks Tim Berners-Lee: Can the Open Web Survive?

June 6, 2016

In a recent radio interview, The Economist Deputy Editor Tom Standage asks Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, to discuss the future of the Internet.

The 2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductee explains where he stands on crucial arguments that are shaping the medium he helped create. Listen to the full interview here.

 

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Inductee Gihan Dias Recalls Birth, Growth of Sri Lankan Internet

May 31, 2016

It takes a community. Especially when bringing the Internet to an entire nation.

At the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Berlin, Germany, Gihan Dias recalled the introduction of the Internet to Sri Lanka, his native country, underscoring that it was a labor of love undertaken by an entire community of people.

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113,000 Miles of Cable Power the U.S. Internet

April 27, 2016

A map created by University of Wisconsin computer science professor Paul Barford, in conjunction with colleagues from the University of Wisconsin, Colgate University and network security firm Niksun, is the first of its kind to show all the long-distance fiber-optic cables that carry Internet data across the continental U.S. Though they comprise critical public infrastructure, a comprehensive map of these cables has not previously been available.