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The internet turns 30 on 12 March and like most 30-year-olds it is having a bit of a crisis of identity about what it's meant to be doing, who it belongs to and how it's supposed to make money. Creator Tim Berners-Lee has been pretty vocal about his disappointment at how things have turned out - but is there a chance it can still turn things around?
Led by Sir Tim, the UK pioneered the web. As a country we can also pioneer a fairer, more responsible internet which works for the benefit of everyone in society
The invention of the internet by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 ushered an era of social media that revolutionised communications and information gathering in the world. With a click of a button or a touch of a screen one can roam around the world and connect with people, all in the palm of their hands
When Thomas Friedman wrote his book The World Is Flat in 2005, it was heralded as a seminal work on the impact that globalisation would have on us all. The Internet was supposed to play a huge part in this and with Facebook a year old we began to believe in a very different future.
The Internet is great for parents. Not only can you find information on ALL THE STUFF, there are an abundance of chat forums, Facebook groups and websites where you might just find your 'virtual village'. However, there are a few people who just have to ruin it for everyone...
The digital age brings new freedoms, new convenience, but also new irritations - and new forms of crime. The world of justice
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the internet: the day the public gained access to the World Wide Web. Known as ‘Internaut
It's the World Wide Web's 25th Birthday!
Today marks a very important day in the history of the internet, and the World Wide Web: It’s 25 years since the public gained