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40 Maps That Explain The Internet

40 Maps That Explain The Internet | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education |

The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.

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This informative site sheds light on the pervasive workings of the Internet.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 22, 2014 1:00 PM
Here's why the Internet works, "... because open standards allow every network to connect to every other network.  (So far...)   This is what makes it possible for anyone to create content, offer services, and sell products without requiring permission from a central authority.

It levels the playing field for everyone and it’s the reason why we have a rich diversity of applications and services that many of us enjoy today.

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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, August 22, 2014 8:04 PM

Curious how the Internet started?  These maps of servers show the progression.

Mel Leggatt's curator insight, November 20, 2014 11:36 AM

A really excellent visual resource for understanding how the Internet has and continues to evolve.

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Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web

Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education |

Karyn Campbell wrote this piece for Sparksheet - Great Observations and so true!




"Before news aggregators, content curators, and Google’s omnipotent algorithm, the world’s information was sorted by real human beings."


Here's what caught my attention:


It comes down to trust


The web has offered us incredible options for how we buy products, talk to our friends, or experience media. Remember that adage “quality over quantity”? We can take that phrase literally online – quantity won’t go away; quality will just sit atop.


Sometimes we want someone to tell us, consistently, what’s true and what’s good. No wonder YouTube just relaunched its music page, enlisting writers for Vice, Spin and other major vloggers to curate its featured content.


**As Steve Jobs more radically put it, “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.”


It comes down to trust. Because we are all so well trained in the art of branding, arguably at the expense of crafting things worthy of distribution,


**it becomes hard to trust the advice of a Wild West web.


Still, we’ll continue to take the word of our favourite industry insider, celebrity or uncle.


**Likewise, the smartest companies in this space will calibrate expertise with automation, math with emotion.


**Whether she’s a kid writing code or a poet in-the-making, look for the next generation Steve Jobs to carry on building, hiring, and perfecting these filters.



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