March 2014 marked 25 years since the advent of the World Wide Web and in August 2014 the internet had been in New Zealand for 25 years.
19 Aug 2014
Back in 1989, New Zealand made its first internet connection. The connection that was plugged into the University of Waikato was the first internet connection in the entire Asia Pacific region. We… Audio
Creator in 1989 of the World Wide Web, now a professor at MIT and the University of Southampton, director of the World Wide Web Consortium, and founder of the World Wide Web Foundation. He visited… Audio
25 Nov 2013
Jeffrey Cole is the International Director of the World Internet Project, which looks at the social, political and economic impact of the Internet and other new technologies. Dr. Cole has been… Audio
11 Mar 2014
Victoria University Senior Lecturer Andy Linton has more than 30 years experience in computer networking and is one of 14 keyholders helping keep the internet secure. Audio
Luke Pierson is the founder and creative director at Heyday a digital agency headquartered in Wellington. Heyday embarked on an ambitious project: Down to the Wire - a history of the internet in New… Audio
3 Apr 2011
A futuristic thriller set in the time when we have surgically implanted computer chips allowing us direct and immediate access to the world wide web. Audio
NY Times journalist Clive Thompson, says the internet is making us smarter, social media is changing the way we think, and the way we make connections. Audio
Aleks Krotoski, Doctor of Philosophy in Social Psychology at the University of Surrey. She examined "how information spreads around the social networks of the World Wide Web" in her PhD. She has a… Audio
9 Dec 2009
Vint Cerf's acknowledged as one of the fathers of the internet after inventing a way to send information over a network of computers more than 30 years ago. Audio
Classic OPTE Project Map of the Internet 2005. CC 2.0
Links to related information
The Web Index
Measuring the web’s global impact.
World Internet Project
Tracking the social, political and economic impacts of the Internet and other new technologies. Reports on New Zealand available via AUT.
Down to the Wire
The story of the internet in New Zealand between 1989 and 2010.
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