You can now experience the Web as it existed in the 1990s, when I used to walk to school 10 miles through the snow, up hill both ways (you know the story). Look at Oldweb.today, which emulates old browsers, takes you to old versions of websites, and recreates the silliness that was using the Internet 20 years ago.
Oldweb.today, as developed by Ilya Kreymer and Dragan Espenschied, with help from media arts foundation Rhizome, lets you choose an old browser and then travel back in time. There are old versions of Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, and even Mosaic. All of which are horrible when compared to Chrome, Firefox, or even Microsoft Edge.
As Rhizome explains, Oldweb.today is designed to show how the Internet has evolved into an integral part of the human existence:
“Today’s web browsers want to be invisible, merging with the visual environment of the desktop in an effort to convince users to treat “the cloud” as just an extension of their hard drive. In the 1990s, browser design took nearly the opposite approach, using iconography associated with travel to convey the feeling of going on a journey.”
From the Daily Infographic
Big Brother is at it again you guys, and in 2013 it is worse than ever. New technology means tracking user habits and preferences has become even easier. Of course we all know Facebook will sell our soul to Russia and we seem okay with it, but your privacy is invaded way more than you think.
Travel sites and online shops will raise the price on items if you visit the site, or search for the item often. It is always better to delete your cookies or use an ‘incognito mode’ when shopping online to guarantee the lowest price.
Google, the company we all know and love knows more about you than your mom. Medical problems, credit scores, religious, political and sexual beliefs are just a few things Google knows about you. Online privacy is a hot-button issue, but like many issues facing the younger generation the current political elite tend to ignore. My state representative and head of The House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Lamar Smith, has a lot of decision making power over the internet and has proposed the privacy killing bill SOPA along with a staunch anti-web voting record.
The older generation needs to realize that the internet isn’t going anywhere, and protecting its natural state is incredibly important. [Via]