The internet then and now has taught me many interesting and surprising facts on the history of the internet. The area in which I found most interesting was the overall development of the internet and web pages.
I still find the first ever web page created at CERN in 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee fascinating, due to the simplicity of the web page. Twenty-Five years onwards to 2016 and we now have an enormous social networking platform including, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Instagram is known by the majority of modern society and is an online smartphone based app, created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger October 6, 2010. I was first introduced to the app 2 years ago, when I was fascinated with the life of celebrities, obsessing over their clothes and makeup.
The trend setting app is mediated by celebrities such as the Kardashians. It still amazes me that Kim Kardashian has over 50 million followers, allowing the public eye to follow her everyday actions through photographs and videos. I find it interesting at how the development of the world wide web’s first online page is so different to todays development of Instagram, which is based on a smartphone app, allowing society to interact with each other. We live in a mediated world, which I often wonder what the future holds for the development of the internet. Will it become more mediated? Or has it reached the end of development?