Originally published 06/04/2013
The official blog of the American Historical Association, AHA Today, launched a new version of its website on Monday, dubbed AHA Today "3.0."Vanessa Varin, the assistant editor for Web and social media at the AHA, announced a bevy of new features on the blog:Related tags: Find topics related to the articles you are reading.Shortened URLs. Generate a bit.ly link and share an article without leaving the page.Social media streaming in the comments. See what readers are saying about the article you are reading in the comments. Want to contribute to the conversation? Either comment below or tweet us at @AHAHistorians.Follow an AHA Today blogger with our new author RSS feed and biography pages.Check out the new blog here.
Originally published 05/02/2013
Content on the Internet is ephemeral. A website can be online one minute, and taken down the next. As permanent as we think our Internet footprints are, the Web is perpetually changing. Much of the early Internet has been lost.One very important webpage, however, has been rescued from history. Yesterday, European particle physics laboratory CERN returned the first ever Internet website to its rightful place on the Web.Originally created by CERN in 1992, the world’s first website invokes a time long past when pages were just plain text on a white background. There are no advertisements, no pictures, and certainly no video. It’s an entirely utilitarian site rendered in Times New Roman, the most default of fonts....