IMDb: Internet Movie Database

How IMDb came to be and Production IMDb, acronym for Internet Movie database, is an online database of information that tracks pretty much everything to do about films and television series. Originally a fan operated website, the database is now operated by INC which is owned as a subsidiary under Amazon. As a wholly

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Popularity and Controversy

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Popularity and Controversy Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the latest release in the Counter Strike series of video games. While it was released in 2012, there has been no need for a new installment in the series due to its continued relevance and consistent updates. When the game was first released, it was

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Letterboxd: Movie Lover’s Right Hand

What  is Letterboxd? Letterboxd is, to quote its founder Mattthew Buchanan, “A global social network for grassroots film discussion and discovery”1. The app allows for users to rate and catalogue films and keep up with popular discussions in film critiquing. I, personally, got into letterboxd when I became a film and media studies major. I

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TwoSet Violin- Bringing the World of Classical Music to the Public

Table of contents What is the Circuit of Culture? Representation Production Consumption/Regulation Identity Conclusion With the popularization of diverse music genres from pop music to R&B, less and less people consume or pay attention to classical music in the modern-day, some even viewing it as too distant from their current lives. Although classical music itself

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A critical exploration of internet history

This is the blog for the Cultural History of the Internet course at Johns Hopkins University. It features interconnected student projects on internet history and web ephemera.

Before the Internet
Bulletin Board Systems
Web Design
Walled Gardens
What the Internet Means Today