TEDxTallaght, last year.

So you want to go to Ted. Well you’ll need to write an extensive application form, explain what makes you tick, demonstrate what you tend to share (...)

The New York Times and the Washington Post reported the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote as potentially achieving a diametrically opposed result on net neutrality.

In a significant vote, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week voted against net neutrality. Or, if you prefer, in a significant vote(...)

Physicist Dr Dennis Jennings has become the first Irish person to be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Physicist Dr Dennis Jennings has become the first Irish person to be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Dr Jennings has been named (...)

Advertising has become the backbone of the internet economy

Last week, I wittingly clicked on a banner ad for the first time in my life. Not only that, I proceeded to take out my credit card, type in my (...)

If you need information, the world wide web has it, offering trillions of pages available from millions of websites that turns the globe into a(...)

The NeXT cube, the original machine on which Sir Tim Berners-Lee designed the World Wide Web, is displayed during an event at the Science Museum to mark 25 years since he submitted the first proposal for the web on March 12th 1989. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A global digital “bill of rights” similar to the Magna Carta should be introduced to protect internet users, the creator of the world wide web (...)

The NeXT cube, the original machine on which Tim Berners-Lee designed the World Wide Web, is displayed during an event at the Science Museum in London to mark 25 years since Berners-Lee submitted the first proposal for the web. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire 1:18

Today is a most auspicious anniversary – the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, that world-changing technology that rivals the Gutenberg p(...)

Tim Berners-Lee: The World Wide Web Foundation says on its website, most of the history of the web is ahead of us. Photograph: Reuters

What happened in 1989? Well the Wall came down, the Cold War ended and in technological terms, it was the year that sparked a revolution. The f(...)

Leonard Kleinrock: “The culture behind the early funding is what produced the golden era of Arpa, which produced not only the internet, but timesharing, graphics, high-performance computing, artificial intelligence.” photograph: dara mac dónaill

Just as with any large project that grew in an organic, accretive way, the internet has no single founder. The technology on which it was built relied(...)

Private internet companies want data so they can distil information that gets them closer to the bullseye of targeted advertising, and possibly other things they’re not so keen on talking about.  Photograph: Reuters

The Earth’s ice caps have now melted sufficiently for a $1 billion (€747 million) cable on the Northwest Passage’s seabed to become possible, which wo(...)