The Internet is a global system of autonomous computer networks. It allows the use of Internet services such as the World Wide Web (WWW), E-Mail or FTP.
Technically standardized Internet protocols form the basis for the network communication. Precursor of the Internet is the computer network ARPANET developed in 1968 by the US Department of Defense. The aim was to link military and academic institutions within the United States. The first network consisted of just four computers from various universities which could transmit data to each other. Today almost half of the world's population uses the Internet. The distribution of the Internet contributed to a revolutionary change in all areas of life.
Two decades on from its founding, Wikipedia has rapidly grown into one of the most popular open-source websites. In an extended interview, DW speaks with Dr. Bernie Hogan from the Oxford Internet Institute about Wikipedia's remarkable rise, its impact on the spread of misinformation in the digital age and what the future may hold for the world's biggest online encyclopedia.
The year marks the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia. Every month, more than 1.7 billion people visit the open-source website in search of information about, well, just about anything! We speak with Dr. Bernie Hogan from the Oxford Internet Institute about Wikipedia's successes, where it fits into the discrimination crisis and the website's future.
In recent years the internet has been crucial in organizing climate activism. Movements like Fridays for Future have utilized social media to spread awareness about climate change and connect across the world. But from the Philippines to Brazil to Germany, activists are reporting increased online abuse. So what impact is this online harassment having on their work, and on them personally?