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A history of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad. Oral histories from the people that made the technology happen. "Chapter" episodes providing background on the history of the companies.

Internet History Podcast Brian McCullough

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 341 Ratings

A history of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad. Oral histories from the people that made the technology happen. "Chapter" episodes providing background on the history of the companies.

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    • 34 min
    202. The del.icio.us Story With Joshua Schachter

    202. The del.icio.us Story With Joshua Schachter

    Joshua Schachter, founder of del.icio.us, is someone I’ve wanted to talk to from the very first day of this podcast. As we’ll discuss, del.icio.us was such a standard bearer of the web 2.0 era. Of user generated content. Of sharing long before Facebook or Twitter or any of that. If my email chain is to be believed, this episode has been four years in the making, and I’m glad Josh and I found the time to do this episode and bring the podcast back.
     
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    201. The History of Audible With Angelika Fuellemann

    201. The History of Audible With Angelika Fuellemann

    Angelika Fuellemann is a designer who worked early on with BookSense.com, then got hired by Audible early on, so this is the early story of Audible. It’s funny… audio, streaming music, podcasts, audiobooks, it seems so obvious now, but it really is funny to look back and think about how off the wall this seamed before the smartphone. You mean books on tape will be a thing? 
     
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    200. Professional Blogging Pioneer Josh Marshall

    200. Professional Blogging Pioneer Josh Marshall

    Josh Marshall is one of the key people who brought blogging into the realm of serious, award winning and respectable journalism. The story of his blog/publication, Talking Points Memo, or TPM is the story of blogging becoming legit and serious, but also the story of modern media over the last 20 years of digital disruption.
     
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    199. Is Tech Making Us- Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid?

    199. Is Tech Making Us- Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid?

    Is technology really rotting our brains, destroying our society... or is that what everyone has always worried about with every technological advance, going back to tv, or telephones, or even writing letters? The new book, Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter tries to look at this question from a historical perspective. Is it really different this time? But more importantly... to what degree has technological change impacted how we think of things, and vice-versa.


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    198. Inventor of the Hashtag, Chris Messina

    198. Inventor of the Hashtag, Chris Messina

    Well, as we say in this episode, he’ll always be known as the inventor of the hashtag, but Chris Messina has been central to so many things in tech over the last 20 years or so. Helped Mozilla launch Firefox. Founded BarCamp where so much Web 2.0 goodness happened and was launched. Cofounded the first co-working space in San Francisco. Helped Google try to grok social with Google+. Oh, and that hashtag business.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 Ratings

PubMan ,

Started listening due to Bitcoin

I wanted to learn more about the history and workings of bitcoin and found this podcast. The guys are great to listen to. They are funny, able to present to laypeople, but are very informative.
Highly recommend!

B Foles ,

Everything I could’ve hoped for

I’m learning so much from this podcast and it’s quite entertaining. The interviews are my favorite part.

Incredapple ,

How the internet happened!!!

I read your book, which pointed me in the direction of this podcast. Outstanding book, thrilling!!!

This is definitely a geek-friendly podcast. Thanks for this thrilling coming of age tale about the technology that literally runs our lives nowadays! Yahoo chat rooms, web crawler, Infoseek, lycos, pine mail, the first pentium PC, dial up modem, Netscape Navigator (oh how angry I was when it was no longer available) internet explorer (vomit), Java applets, the horrible ad banners, the awe of dreaming about a future of shared knowledge!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!

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