How to Use the Web To Show the Truth
Published: February 18, 2019
Ushahidi is a platform that uses the democratizing power of the web to open access to citizen journalists on the ground and shine a light where the truth is hidden.
The Unlikely Pioneers of the Early Web
Published: April 23, 2018
How many websites are there? That’s not an easy question to answer. The web is, by its very nature, decentralized […]
Bringing the Laughter, Week after Week
Published: July 21, 2020
The comedy web series was one of the more interesting and influential adaptions of the web medium. It reversed the principles of traditional entertainment to create videos that were more approachable.
Reddit v. Digg: A Difference in Approach
Published: June 25, 2018
Jessica Livingston has a passion for the web’s future. It’s what lead her, in March of 2005, to quit her […]
The mid-90’s was the era of the City Guide
Published: October 19, 2021
1996 was the year of the city guide. By 1998, they were already gone.
It’s 1997 And You Want to Take a Flight
Published: August 17, 2021
You might be surprised by what options you have. Already, in the late-90’s, travel was abuzz on the web. And the competition was fierce.
The Power of the Pixel
Published: October 23, 2017
A lot can be done with each pixel on a website, but only a few people have tried creating websites one pixel at a time.
What Happens When Yahoo Acquires You
Published: November 13, 2017
I could have titled this “A Tale of Two Acquisitions,” but I already used that one. Still, we’re going to […]
Finding Our Digital Identities: A History of Social Media
Published: November 12, 2018
Benjamin Sun and Omar Wasow met for the first time in 1999. They had both recently struck out on the […]
Dreaming Big on the Open Web
Published: October 1, 2018
The web has always belonged to all of us. That is to say its protocols and underlying technology are products […]
Wikipedia: The Story of Collective Knowledge
Published: July 31, 2017
Wikipedia is a free, online, user-edited and user-contributed encyclopedia. It is also a stupendously simple and almost inevitable idea, but […]
Let’s Talk About Elections on the Web
Published: March 3, 2020
The politics of campaigns have been massively influenced by the tonal shift of the web, and they will likely never be the same.