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Top 30 Innovations Of The Last 30 Years

Top 30 Innovations Of The Last 30 Years | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Knowledge@Wharton and Emmy Award-winning Nightly Business Report.
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A great article from a well researched source. This brief article outlines the greatest innovations of the last 30 year and focuses largely of technological developments which have shaped Gen Y and the way we now interact. 

 

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FACEBOOK CEO Mark Zuckerberg FULL STORY 2013 - YouTube

FACEBOOK CEO Mark Zuckerberg FULL STORY 2013 Copyright (c) Bloomberg.com
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A helpful free documentary about Facebook founder Mark Z and his vision of facebook and the future of connectivity. 

 

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HowStuffWorks "The Founding Fathers of E-commerce"

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While the history of e-commerce is short, e-commerce has changed how we do business online. Learn more about the history of e-commerce.
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Another article on the beginnings of e-commerce

 

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An Insight Into Generation Y

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The 2012 Cisco Connected World Technology Report delving into the nature of Generation Y globally with a focus on smartphones.
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A insight into the behavioural patterns of GEN Y and how this generation interacts as a result of our access to technology and constant connectedness

 

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HowStuffWorks "How the Old Napster Worked"

HowStuffWorks "How the Old Napster Worked" | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it
While the original Napster got sued out of business, dozens of free file-sharing utilities have popped up to task its place. Find out how the old Napster worked and why it was vulnerable to legal attacks.
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A breakdown of how the original Napster worked and its implications to the music industry and the beginning of a revolution in the music industry. 

 

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Myspace is back...

Justin Timberlake is bringing MySpace back, as the singer/actor was featured in a promotional video for the former top social network, but it’s a cameo by the Facebook logo that may raise eyebrows, as well. Details haven’t been released yet, but it appears that the new MySpace will continue to have some kind of Facebook integration.


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From hero to zero and on its way back...maybe. Justin Timberlake's vision is to bring back myspace as a online home for the music industry artists and fans.

 

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Turnitin: learning aid or cheaters’ helper?

Turnitin: learning aid or cheaters’ helper? | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Students’ use of plagiarism software is educational, firm and some scholars say (The 2 sides of plagiarism detection software: refining academic writing or developing cheating http://t.co/CkqkUjLKS3)...

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Turn It In was another key innovation which landmarked made it harder to plagiarse work. Similar to the music industry new technologies had made it easier to access and copy information. 

 

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Report: File-Sharing Down 'Precipitously' Post-LimeWire | Digital Media Wire

Report: File-Sharing Down 'Precipitously' Post-LimeWire | Digital Media Wire | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it

Since last October, when peer-to-peer file-sharing service LimeWire shuttered its service after a federal court found the company liable for copyright infringement, the number of U.S. file-swappers has dropped "precipitously," according to a report from market research firm NPD Group. The percentage of online Americans who said they use a file-sharing service to download music has fallen from a high of 16% in late 2007, to 9% in late 2010, when LimeWire shut down.


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This article again refers to the the shutdown of Limewire and the effect it has had on resurrecting the music industry. 

 

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Limewire – The Well-known Peer to Peer File ... - Blogging about Life!

Limewire, one particular for the greatest peer to peer file sharing internet sites was force to cease all activity by a Federal Judge. The cause for the shutdown was because Limewire was permitting unlawful file sharing of 1000s of copyrighted material which was being abused by its 50 million members. The organization has harm a whole lot of companies because of the unlawful infringement.


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Limewire for many years was the dominant program for illegally sharing video and mp3 files until its shutdown in 2011. This was the beginning of the ressurection for the music industry which had struggled to get a grip on piracy since the Napster days 

 

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The Complete History of Social Media - Avalaunch Media

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This article is a simple yet great interactive infographic briefly outlining the major innovations which shaped todays social media landscape. The 3rd time period (2000's to present) is particulary relevant to my topic. 

 

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We need the complete history of the world. For me History of philosophy by G. W. F. Hegel with insight that freedom is achieved by infinite MEDIation of will and knowledge is the solution of all our problems.

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Données quantitatives sur les médias sociaux et historique à voir

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A brief history of elearning (infographic) - eFront Blog

A brief history of elearning (infographic) - eFront Blog | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it
The term “elearning” has only been in existence since 1999, when the word was first utilized at a CBT systems seminar. Other words also began to spring up in search of an accurate description such as “online learning” and “virtual … Continue reading →
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This great infographic shows the transition from learning in the classroom to the multiple platforms available today. 

 

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The Social Network Official Trailer -In theatres Oct 1 2010 - YouTube

Release Date: 1 October 2010 (United States) David Fincher's The Social Network is the stunning tale of a new breed of cultural insurgent: a punk genius who ...
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I've ranked this film number one as I believe it it generally an informative movie about the beginnings of Facebook and what has come to be a global empire. 

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The History Of Ecommerce: How Did It All Begin?

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A helpful history of e-commerce and its beginnings 

 

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Some insightful statistics on Australia's digital usage

 

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The Brief History of Social Media

The Brief History of Social Media | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Where people interact freely, sharing and discussing information about their lives
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plagiarism & managing it

plagiarism & managing it | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it
I'm marking first-year essays at the moment. Because these students have had little or no practice at writing scientific essays before they arrive in my class, we give them a lot of learning suppor...

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Article about plagiarism and the importance of understanding where you stand 

 

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Robert Reich: WhatsApp Is Everything Wrong with the U.S. Economy | AlterNet.org

Robert Reich: WhatsApp Is Everything Wrong with the U.S. Economy | AlterNet.org | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it

If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mobile messaging company WhatsApp.

 

According to  news reports today, Facebook has agreed to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion.

 

That’s the highest price paid for a start-up in history. It’s $3 billion more than Facebook raised when it was first listed, and more than twice what Microsoft paid for Skype.

 

(To be precise, $12 billion of the $19 billion will be in the form of shares in Facebook, $4 billion will be in cash, and $3 billion in restricted stock to WhatsApp staff, which will vest in four years.)

 

Given that gargantuan amount, you might think WhatsApp is a big company. You’d be wrong. It has 55 employees, including its two young founders, Jan Koum and Brian Acton.

 

WhatsApp’s value doesn’t come from making anything. It doesn’t need a large organization to distribute its services or implement its strategy.

 

It value comes instead from two other things that require only a handful of people. First is its technology — a simple but powerful  app that allows users to send and receive text, image, audio and video messages through the Internet.

 

The second is its network effect: The more people use it, the more other people want and need to use it in order to be connected. To that extent, it’s like Facebook — driven by connectivity.

 

WhatsApp’s worldwide usage has more than doubled in the past nine months, to 450 million people — and it’s growing by around a million users every day. On December 31, 2013, it handled 54 billion messages (making its service more popular than Twitter, now valued at about $30 billion.)

 

How does it make money?

 

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This article shows the power of social media and how the industry is worth billions and billions of dollars. The unprecedented purchase of WhatsApp for $19billion dollars is a clear demonstration of the power of social media. 

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BitTorrent and the Man Who Changed the Internet

BitTorrent and the Man Who Changed the Internet | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it
BitTorrent is often mentioned in the same breath as LimeWire, Napster or The Pirate Bay.
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This article shows how changes in technology can literally open a whole you can of worms and unlock avenues for all kinds of online interactions, this article shows how the creation of bit torrent (whilst the technology itself is legal) has fuelled piracy by enabling the sharing of large files and creating links between online users. 

 

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Mark Zuckerberg on the shift to mobile and the Great Unbundling of Facebook | GigaOM Tech News

Mark Zuckerberg on the shift to mobile and the Great Unbundling of Facebook | GigaOM Tech News | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it

When you’re as big as Facebook is — with over a billion users worldwide and a stock-market value of more than $150 billion — it would be tempting to just sit back and watch the money roll in. But co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is doing the exact opposite: he is busy thinking of ways to disrupt his own success, as a way of figuring out how Facebook can adapt to a mobile world full of fragmented social experiences like Instagram and Snapchat.

 

Zuckerberg talked to New York Times technology writer Farhad Manjoo about that and some other topics (including turning 30, a question he mostly ignored) during a recent interview. The piece is headlined “Can Facebook Innovate?” — which seems a little odd, given that Facebook has launched at least half a dozen new apps and services in the past year or two.

 

As I’ve argued before, Facebook is one of the few large companies that seems to have taken Steve Jobs’ approach to heart: namely, the need to disrupt yourself before others do so (as Apple did with the iPhone and iPad). It’s true that most of Facebook’s experiments have failed to set the world on fire, but that doesn’t make them not innovative. Innovation also means trying and failing.

 

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Zuckerberg one of the most influential innovators of the millennium. This article outlines the importance of staying ahead of the game and the nesscicity to adapt in the fast paced environment of the internet. 

 

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Steve Jobs’ Greatest Legacy: Persuading The World To Pay For Content

Steve Jobs’ Greatest Legacy: Persuading The World To Pay For Content | A Concise History of the Interwebs | Scoop.it

Ten years is, of course, a long time in media. Ten years ago, if you wanted to download some music, your best bet was Napster or one of the filesharing systems such as LimeWire or KaZaA.

 

There were legal services, but they were so dire they wouldn’t pass much muster today: there was PressPlay and MusicNet (from rival groups of record companies), which required $15 a month subscriptions for low-quality streaming (when most people had dialup connections, not today’s broadband). You couldn’t burn to CD. They were stuffed with restrictive software to prevent you sharing the songs.

 

What happened? Steve Jobs happened, mainly.


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Steve Jobs played a crucial role in the development of platforms for people to purchase music in the transition period between tangible music (records and CD's) to todays mp3 based music economy. 

 

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