[p2p-research] Judging the top 10 Internet moments of the decade | Digital Media - CNET News
Paul D. Fernhout
pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com
Thu Nov 26 04:06:12 CET 2009
The Webby Awards rundown of the decade in chronological order:
* Craigslist moving outside San Francisco in 2000 to revamp the whole
notion of classified ads, striking fear in the hearts of newspapers everywhere.
* The launch of Google AdWords in 2000, opening up a new world of
advertising for businesses both large and small.
* The start of Wikipedia in 2001 showing off the Internet's ability to
let online strangers collaborate, leading to more than 14 million articles
in 271 different languages.
* The takedown of Napster in 2001, triggering a revolution in the way
we now grab our music and videos.
* Google's IPO in 2004, creating a massive, dominant, and far-reaching
force on the Internet.
* The online video revolution in 2006 triggered by beefy bandwidth,
cheap camcorders, and YouTube, flooding cyberspace with an array of
professional and not-so-professional videos.
* The expansion of Facebook and the debut of Twitter in 2006, creating
a fresh way for us to interact and communicate with friends and family.
* The launch of the iPhone in 2007, helping us hop onto the Internet
anywhere, anytime through a cell phone.
* The U.S. presidential campaign in 2008 tapping into the Internet with
videos like "Obama Girl," social networking use among voters, and online
* The Iranian election protesters in 2009 using Twitter to spread their
word, a movement that prompted the U.S. State Department to ask Twitter to
keep the site up and running.
At least half of them are about some form of P2P (if not all of them, to
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