23 Aug '13, 6pm

Dot Dot Dot: What starts on the Web changes the world:

Dot Dot Dot: What starts on the Web changes the world:

On this day in 1991 , users were first able to access a new Internet service called the World Wide Web. Entirely coincidentally, the Daily Dot launched on the same date 20 years later. I’d like to say we did it on purpose. But the Daily Dot actually launched Aug. 23 because that’s when the site was done. Come to think of it, that’s probably exactly why the World Wide Web (which had been announced on Aug. 6) launched on that day too. So while it’s purely accidental, there is a satisfying symmetry to it. For both those reasons, it seems like as good a time as any to look back, not merely on the week but on the whole year—and that is also why my column is a day late, a fact which was, uniquely, completely intentional. ... The 22nd year of the Web was the year that we learned that Koreans could rap . One of the benefits of my job (there are many) is that I saw “Gangnam Style ”...

Full article: http://www.dailydot.com/opinion/web-changes-world-psy-bit...

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