This will be a day long remembered. The day when “YouTube” really came into existence, long before it’s official debut. And the world has changed. I feel it in the streams of the internet. My name is Bippi Bracegirdle, and I will lead you into the worlds of fantasy. But how did this vehicle, this YouTube thing all started?
YouTube began when three former PayPal employees started to create a video-sharing website on which users could upload, share, and view videos. The Internet domain name “youtube.com” was activated on February 14, 2005. The website was developed over the subsequent months. The creators offered the public a preview of the site in May 2005, six months before YouTube made its official debut. Like many technology startups, YouTube was started as an angel-funded enterprise from a makeshift office in a garage. In November 2005, venture firm Sequoia Capital invested an initial $3.5 million; additionally, Roelof Botha, partner of the firm and former CEO of PayPal, joined the YouTube board of directors. In April 2006, Sequoia and Artis Capital Management put an additional $8 million into the company, which had experienced hugely popular growth within its first few months.
The first YouTube video was titled Me at the zoo, and shows co-founder Jawed Karim (YouTube Name “jawed”) at the San Diego Zoo. The video was uploaded on April 23, 2005. You can see it above.
A new dimension was added to storytelling, although it was not yet completely to be seen. But the story went on…
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If you have a message, you are always in need of bringing it to people. On this day, Matt Mullenweg presented one possible way of doing so and changed the world of internet and blogs forever: WordPress was brought into public.
b2/cafelog, more commonly known as simply b2 or cafelog, was the precursor to WordPress. b2/cafelog was estimated to have been installed on approximately 2,000 blogs as of May 2003. It was written in PHP for use with MySQL by Michel Valdrighi, who is now a contributing developer to WordPress. Although WordPress is the official successor, another project,b2evolution, is also in active development.
WordPress first appeared in 2003 as a joint effort between Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little to create a fork of b2. Christine Selleck Tremoulet, a friend of Mullenweg, suggested the nameWordPress.
WordPress Version 0.7: Used the same file structure as its predecessor, b2/cafelog, and continued the numbering from its last release, 0.6. Only 0.71-gold is available for download in the official WordPress Release Archive page.
Yet another milestone on the development of this story, and history itself.
And the story still goes on…
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Wikipedia – (i// or i// wik-i-pee-dee-ə) is a free-access, free content Internet encyclopedia, supported and hosted by thenon-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Those who can access the site can edit most of its articles. Editors are expected to follow the website rules.Wikipedia is ranked among the ten most popular websites and constitutes the Internet‘s largest and most popular general reference work.
The History of Wikipedia formally began with the launch of Wikipedia on Monday 15 January 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger; however, its technological and conceptual underpinnings predate this. The earliest known proposal for an online encyclopedia was made by Rick Gates in 1993, but the concept of a free-as-in-freedom online encyclopedia (as distinct from mere open source or freemium) was proposed by Richard Stallman in December 2000.
Crucially, Stallman’s concept specifically included the idea that no central organization should control editing. This “massively multiplayer” characteristic was in stark contrast to contemporary digital encyclopedias such as Microsoft Encarta, Encyclopædia Britannica, and even Bomis‘sNupedia, which was Wikipedia’s direct predecessor. In 2001, the license for Nupedia was changed to GFDL, and Wales and Sanger launched Wikipedia using the concept and technology of a wiki pioneered in 1995 by Ward Cunningham. Initially, Wikipedia was intended to complement Nupedia, an online encyclopedia project edited solely by experts, by providing additional draft articles and ideas for it. In practice, Wikipedia quickly overtook Nupedia, becoming a global project in multiple languages and inspiring a wide range of other online reference projects.
And this all happened through the inspiration of science. May the light of science burn on and bring brightness to darker places.
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FanFiction.Net (often abbreviated as FF.net or FFN) is an automated fan fiction archive site. It was founded in 1998 by Los Angeles computer programmer Xing Li, who also runs the site. The site is split into nine main categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Cartoons, Miscellaneous, Games, Comics, Movies, Plays/Musicals, and TV Shows. The site also includes the Crossover category, added on March 27, 2009. Users who complete the free registration process can submit their fan fiction, maintain a user profile, review other stories, apply for a beta reader position, contact each other via private messages, and maintain a list of favorite stories and authors. There are centralized communities and forums.
In the chaotic world of OCs and 72-chapter sagas, only one man can save the day. And that man is you (unless you are a lady then it is a lady.) However, that (wo)man is going to need some help to tame the wild Fanfiction frontier. This is a video that will change his/her life forever… [Reader Insert, Rated T]
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