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09/11/2010

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 09 November 2010

London hosts the first Internet Week Europe bringing Net innovators together to celebrate its many achievements. Nicolas Roope joins Digital Planet to discuss some of the highlights.

How and why would anyone want to preserve the world's best websites? Jim Boulton suggests that such sites are not ephemeral but warrant the same attention that art is given by galleries, museums and art historians.

Jennifer Pak reports on the return of Friendster, one of the earlier social networking sites. In Malaysia, Friendster hopes to emerge from the giant shadow cast by Facebook by focusing on social gaming.

To many people in remote corners of the world the internet is not available. In such areas says Thomas Witherspoon short wave radio still constitutes cutting edge technology. Witherspoon explains how his organisation Ears To Our World is bringing wind-up short wave radios to some of the most inhospitable parts of the world.

Chapters

4 items
  • Internet Week Europe

    Nicolas Roope discusses the highlights from the first Internet Week Europe.

  • Digital Archaeology

    Jim Boulton argues for the urgency of preserving the world’s best websites.

  • Friendster vs Facebook

    Jennifer Pak reports on how Friendster is challenging Facebook in Malaysia.

  • Ears To Our World

    Thomas Witherspoon reveals the importance of short-wave radio for regions without the Net.

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