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An Objection to The ecosystem is moving - https://gultsch.de/objection.html
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1. The first time anyone sent a tweet.
The first time anyone sent a tweet.
On March 21, 2006, co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey hammered out 24 characters of his 140-character limit to craft the world's first tweet. Ten years later, Twitter has established itself as a major form of communication among its over 300 million users!
2. The first video to be uploaded to YouTube.
"Me at the zoo" was uploaded to YouTube on April 23, 2005, by the site's co-founder Jawed Karim. Today, YouTube has over 1 billion users and has fundamentally altered the way we consume media.
3. The first photo to be uploaded to the World Wide Web.
The first photo to be uploaded to the World Wide Web.
In 1992, computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee was working on a small project that he called "the World Wide Web." When a rock group known as Les Horribles Cernettes was approached by Berners-Lee to contribute to his project, they had no clue that their photo would become the first picture ever to be uploaded to the World Wide Web.
4. The first picture ever posted on Instagram.
The first picture ever posted on Instagram.
At a lone taco stand in Todos Santos, Mexico, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom snapped this picture of his adorable puppy and uploaded it to Instagram in July, 2010. Here's the thing — Instagram wouldn't make its public debut until three months after this picture was made. Which makes this photo the first-ever Instagram in the world!
5. The first webpage on the internet.
The first webpage on the internet.
Remember that Tim Berners-Lee character who uploaded the first picture to the World Wide Web? Well, in 1991, Berners-Lee also thought it might be helpful if there was one central place where users could learn how to use the World Wide Web. Thus, the first ever webpage was born!
6. The first ".com" domain to be registered.
The first ".com" domain to be registered.
31 years ago, in 1985, a Massachusetts-based computer manufacturer by the name of Symbolics registered the domain symbolics.com. While the company has since gone under, the domain is still up and running as the oldest ".com" on the internet.
7. The first item ever sold on eBay.
The first item ever sold on eBay.
In 1995, back when eBay was called AuctionWeb, its owners set out to test the new website by listing a broken laser pointer for sale. Much to their surprise, the laser pointer was quickly purchased by someone for $14.83. Confused, the owners asked the customer if they knew that the laser was broken. When the customer replied, "I'm a collector of broken laser pointers," they knew they were onto something big.
8. The first product ever sold on Amazon.
The first product ever sold on Amazon.
On April 3, 1995, an unsuspecting customer named John Wainwright purchased a copy of Hofstadter's Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies from a new online bookstore called Amazon. Little did Wainwright know that his purchase would be the first for a company that has essentially changed the way we shop for goods.
9. The first webcam to actually stream live.
The first webcam to actually stream live.
Coffee is the essential fuel for any computer scientist. Which is why in 1991, researchers at the University of Cambridge were in total distress to find themselves working on a different floor from the building's coffee machine, many times traversing flights of stairs only to arrive at an empty pot.
They solved this problem by connecting a camera to a frame-grabber, developing a simple program to capture the images, and putting together a client program that would display a small thumbnail of the coffeepot in real time. Not only could they now keep an eye on the coffee at all times, but they also unintentionally designed the world's first-ever webcam!
10. The first documented use of emoticons.
The first documented use of emoticons.
Seeing faces in inanimate objects is human nature. But the first time anyone ever suggested that computer text be used as facial expressions was in 1982 by a computer scientist named Scott Fahlman. ;-)
11. The earliest surviving Wikipedia edit.
The earliest surviving Wikipedia edit.
According to a Wikipedia page called "Wikipedia's oldest articles," when the website switched from its Phase I software to Phase II, it unintentionally lost all of its early history. Remarkably, in 2010, the Wikimedia Foundation discovered a cache of this missing data, including this earliest surviving Wikipedia edit from 2001.
12. The first online multiplayer game.
The first online multiplayer game.
Way before World of Warcraft, there was only Multi-User Dungeon, also known as MUD1 — the oldest virtual world in existence. The game was created in 1978 by Roy Trubshaw and Richard Bartle at the University of Essex and features an entirely text-based gameplay that invites players into a magical world of wizards, treasure, and adventure. It's also still playable today!
13. The first ad banner to spam a webpage.
The first ad banner to spam a webpage.
Those annoying popups and banner ads had to start somewhere. On Oct. 27, 1994, the website Wired.com, which was then known as HotWired, launched an AT&T advertisement with 10 simple words: "Have you ever clicked your mouse right here? You will." Advertising has never been the same since.
14. The first internet search engine.
The first internet search engine.
Eight years before Google was created, Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal, developed the first search engine, called Archie, in 1990. Today, the website is still maintained for historical purposes by the University of Warsaw's Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling.
15. The first LiveJournal entry on the internet.
The first LiveJournal entry on the internet.
Like many internet firsts, this one begins with just a few simple words: "this is a test." LiveJournal paved the way for how we use social media today and, like Brad Fitzpatrick's first few lines in 1999 express, is a reminder that sometimes it's difficult to know when you're breaking new ground on the internet.
16. The first Facebook profile page.
The first Facebook profile page.
Fast-forward five years after the launch of LiveJournal and you'll find a new social media giant: Facebook. Since the first three Facebook accounts were only tests, the first actual Facebook page is attributed to lucky number four — none other than Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
17. The first email to ever be sent.
The first email to ever be sent.
In 1971, computer programmer Ray Tomlinson sent a few messages to himself from one machine to another using the "@" symbol for direction. He recalls, "The test messages were entirely forgettable…. Most likely the first message was QWERTYIOP or something similar." What Tomlinson didn't realize was that he had just made history by sending the world's first email.
18. The first unsolicited commercial email (aka SPAM).
The first unsolicited commercial email (aka SPAM).
Seven years after Tomlinson sent the first emails, another internet milestone was reached — the sending of the first email spam. At the time, there were only several hundred users on the internet's precursor, known as ARPANET. Still, each one of those users received an unsolicited invitation to a tech presentation being hosted in Southern California. Our email inboxes have never been the same since.
19. And finally, the first article ever published on BuzzFeed!
And finally, the first article ever published on BuzzFeed!
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Saturday, 19-Nov-2016 12:13:51 UTC Jason Robinson
[FOSDEM] #Decentralised #Internet devroom - CFP
Call for proposals open for the #FOSDEM decentralized internet devroom until 4th December. Would be cool to see some social media projects like #diaspora, #friendica and #hubzilla tell a bit about themselves there.
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Tuesday, 15-Nov-2016 17:35:02 UTC Jason Robinson
* Updates to keyboard shortcuts
** Set a preference to have Ctrl+Tab cycle through tabs in recently used order
** View a page in Reader Mode by using Ctrl+Alt+R (command+alt+r on Mac)
* Added option to Find in page that allows users to limit search to whole words only
* Added Guarani (gn) locale
* Increased availability of WebGL to more than 98 percent of users on Windows 7 and newer
* Added download protection for a large number of executable file types on Windows, Mac and Linux
* Improved performance for SDK extensions or extensions using the SDK module loader
* Playback video on more sites without plugins with WebM EME Support for Widevine on Windows and Mac
* Fixed rendering of dashed and dotted borders with rounded corners (border-radius)
* Various security fixes
* Added a built-in Emoji set for operating systems without native Emoji fonts (Windows 8.0 and lower and Linux)
* Blocked versions of libavcodec older than 54.35.1
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Tuesday, 15-Nov-2016 16:02:53 UTC Jason Robinson
Make a More Secure #Web with #LetsEncrypt | Generosity
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Friday, 28-Oct-2016 15:21:18 UTC Jason Robinson
A #decentralized #web would give power back to the people online | TechCrunch
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Saturday, 22-Oct-2016 09:24:17 UTC Jason Robinson
Joel Purra (joelpurra)'s status on Thursday, 20-Oct-2016 12:48:25 UTC Joel Purra Do you <3 #internet? Motivate and win an internet-themed scarf! https://internetdagarna.se/nyheter/vinn-en-snajdig-internethalsduk/
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Monday, 17-Oct-2016 21:23:33 UTC Jason Robinson
FOSDEM 2017 - Accepted developer rooms
I see there is a "Decentralized internet" room for the first time, great news! Anyone from #Diaspora, #Friendica, #Hubzilla, #GNUSocial, #Pumpio, #Mediagoblin or other #decentralized social network project peeps planning to submit talks? Doesn't look like the call for proposals is out yet for this room. Will be sure to spend some time in this room in any case.
[MediaGoblin](/people/e505c6bf94269a52) (Christopher) - maybe a good chance to push out #ActivityPub if you're planning to attend this year, hmm?
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Sunday, 09-Oct-2016 09:46:05 UTC Jason Robinson
Fate of the #INTERNET - Feat. Dan Bull (RAP NEWS 35 FINALE)
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Wednesday, 21-Sep-2016 11:00:58 UTC Jason Robinson
What It Costs to Run Let's Encrypt
Bob Jonkman (bobjonkman)'s status on Sunday, 11-Sep-2016 22:47:15 UTC Bob Jonkman There's a lot more to the #Internet than just #Twitter. Since Twitter decides to display only 140 characters of the Internet, you need to go elsewhere for the rest.
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Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Tuesday, 23-Aug-2016 19:53:50 UTC Jason Robinson
Internaut Day and the World Wide Web | CERN
Happy #Internaut day 😍
Wonder how many more years a free #internet can survive against corporate greed and government control? Let's not let the worst happen! Make your voice heard when policies are made.
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Tuesday, 23-Aug-2016 18:16:45 UTC Jason Robinson
WhatsApp #privacy under threat as #France and #Germany push #EU to allow states to break #encryption | The Independent
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Monday, 22-Aug-2016 23:57:29 UTC Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Thursday, 18-Aug-2016 18:35:37 UTC Jason Robinson
Decentralization is about diversity - Sandstorm Blog
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Monday, 15-Aug-2016 10:37:24 UTC Jason Robinson
This one is for you, my #internet crew <3