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The history of the internet is an exploration of the trends that started online - that now dominate the way we carry out our day to day lives. From hashtags to memes this series explores the cultural phenomenon that has given us a new way to grasp and move through the ever-complicated world we live in. Listen from the start to hear the evolution hashtags, what makes stories go viral and even how the Internet of Things (whether your wifi kettle or contactless card) is going to change the way you lead your life...

The history of the internet is an exploration of the trends that started online - that now dominate the way we carry out our day to day lives. From hashtags to memes this series explores the cultural phenomenon that has given us a new way to grasp and move through the ever-complicated world we live in. Listen from the start to hear the evolution hashtags, what makes stories go viral and even how the Internet of Things (whether your wifi kettle or contactless card) is going to change the way you lead your life...
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The history of the internet is an exploration of the trends that started online - that now dominate the way we carry out our day to day lives. From hashtags to memes this series explores the cultural phenomenon that has given us a new way to grasp and move through the ever-complicated world we live in. Listen from the start to hear the evolution hashtags, what makes stories go viral and even how the Internet of Things (whether your wifi kettle or contactless card) is going to change the way you lead your life...

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English


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4: Why you need an internet fridge in your life

7/26/2017
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This week we explore the history of the internet of things. Asking when the first device got connected to the internet, why life is getting more like an episode of the Jetsons and looking ahead to how we might transfer our social identities online? Guests in this week's show include: Kevin Ashton - Coined the Internet Of Things term Roo Reynolds - Product manager in the UK’s Government Digital Service (and serial Tumblr) Sandra Alzetta - VISA Europe Executive Director of the Product...

Duration:00:23:35

3: The story of why the Harlem Shake and other videos go viral

7/19/2017
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This week we explore the history of viral trends, with a special look at the Harlem Shake. Asking how to make content go viral, how content reaches us and how this is changing based on the devices we use? Guests in this week's show include: Sean O'Brien - 'Dancing Man Found', bullying campaigner Rahul Chopra - CEO Storyful Kyle Edwards - Face of the 'Bad Luck Brian' meme Kevin Ashton - Coined the Internet Of Things term Maggy Van Eijk - Buzzfeed Social Media Editor (now at the BBC Digital...

Duration:00:23:38

2: Memes, Memes Everywhere

7/12/2017
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This week we explore the history of the internet meme, from Dawkins term to communication tool. Asking how the internet meme started, why memes are so popular and how they are changing our communication? Guests in this week's show include: Kyle Edwards - Face of the 'Bad Luck Brian' meme Kevin Ashton - Coined the Internet Of Things term Maggy Van Eijk - Buzzfeed Social Media Editor (now at the BBC Digital Studios) Victoria Emma - Wrote her PHD on internet memetics Jenny Davis - Sociology...

Duration:00:23:38

1: I only speak in hashtags

7/5/2017
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This week we explore the history of the hashtag, from pound sign to hyper-linkable marketing tool. Asking how the hashtag started, when the pound key became a hashtag and what is the impact of hashtags? Guests in this week's show include: Chris Messina - Invented the hashtag Stowe Boyd - Coined the hashtag term Lewis Wiltshire - Twitter senior executive David Matley - Academic at University of Zurich Rachelle Vessey - Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University Errol Jayawardene - Red Lorry...

Duration:00:25:40

TRAILER - Season 1 - The History Of The #Social Internet

6/16/2017
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The history of the internet is the podcast that explores into the trends that started online - that now dominate the way we carry out our day to day lives. From hashtags to memes this series goes back to the beginning of the stories of the cultural phenomenon that have given us a new way to grasp and move through the ever-complicated world we live in, before catching up and pondering its future. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, and wherever you listen to your pods so we’re downloaded...

Duration:00:01:37