The Birth of the ‘Fifth Estate’: William Dutton on 20 Years of the World Wide Web – Spiegel’s Article

By Manfred Dworschak

A screen shot of the NeXT computer used by Tim Berners-Lee to browse the World Wide Web at the time became publicly accessible on Aug. 6, 1991.

 
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A screen shot of the NeXT computer used by Tim Berners-Lee to browse the World Wide Web at the time became publicly accessible on Aug. 6, 1991.

In a SPIEGEL interview, William Dutton of the Oxford Internet Institute discusses how fundamentally the World Wide Web has changed our lives since its creation 20 years ago, offering his views on how it helps communities organize and its emergence as a ‘Fifth Estate,’ helping hold both governments and media around the globe accountable.

SPIEGEL: Professor Dutton, do you happen to remember what you were doing on Aug. 6, 1991?

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Read 3 Part Interview at Spiegel International

 

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