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KFC web design: 2002-2012

KFC is a QR fast food restaurant chain that was founded in Corbin, Kentucky by Colonel Harland D. Sanders, an early developer of the Quick Service restaurant and pioneer of the restaurant franchise concept. KFC popularized chicken in the fast-food industry, diversifying the market by challenging the dominance of hamburgers and fries. With its pressured

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GeoCities: The Earliest Form Of Social Media

            In the 1990s people were introduced to the term “cyberspace” when a famous technologist John Perry Barlow wrote, “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone.” 

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ABC.com: One Decade Apart

ABC.com: One Decade Apart The American Broadcasting Company has been around for over 8 decades setting a high standard for radio services in the 1940s and popular television shows like Cruel Summer in 2021. When the World Wide Web gained popularity, the company jumped on the opportunity to present its services to its consumers, and

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The Motley Fool: 1996 – 2021

Zeigletics, a fictitious publicly traded company that sold portable toilets to Chad was published about as an April Fool’s stunt in the Motley Fool newsletter in 1994 as a stunt to expose the fraud in online services and financial bulletin boards that hyped up “penny stocks” at the time.  Think Wall Street Bets and GME,

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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.

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