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One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age | The Wall | The Photographers’ Gallery

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The cultural foundation for today’s web was not created by Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Zuckerberg or Tom Anderson, but by its users, inside the tiny spaces they were assigned by Internet Giants.

The exhibition One Terabyte Of Kilobyte Age showcases thousands and thousands of amateur home pages from the free web hosting service Geocities, last updated during the second half of the 1990s. Established in 1995 and purchased by Yahoo in 1999, Geocities was suddenly shut down by Yahoo in 2009. Realising its cultural significance, the Archive team managed to rescue an incomplete

portion of Geocities which now lives on as a massive downloadable Torrent file.

via One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age | The Wall | The Photographers’ Gallery.

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