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The Wild Wild Web

The Wild Wild Web

Step back from the coding coalface, mount your steed and join Keir Moffatt on an adventure into the digital wilderness. Yeehaw!

This talk was delivered at Web Dev Conference 2012 in Bristol, UK.
http://webdevconf.com

Keir Moffatt

October 19, 2012
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  1. The
    WILD WILD WEB

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  2. WARNING
    The following talk contains an
    unashamedly brutal massacre of
    metaphors.
    Those of a nervous literary
    disposition may wish to leave.

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  3. The WILD WILD WTF?
    “...the story of the creation and defense of communities,
    the use of the land, the development of markets,
    and the formation of states.”
    “It is a tale of conquest, but also one of survival,
    persistence, and the merging of peoples and cultures...”
    - Wikipedia

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  4. GOLD RUSH
    Pace of change, pace of development
    Infinite possibilities & opportunities
    Domains, usernames, apps & acquisitions
    App Store: Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Apps!
    Kickstarter: Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Ideas!

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  5. SHOOTOUTS
    Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs...
    Duels, debates & debacles
    Honour, ego & etiquette
    Why is everyone so hostile?!
    “Twitter is often like a verbal drive-by” @markboulton

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  6. LAW & ORDER
    Copyright & piracy: Obsolete laws?
    Casual criminals
    How private are our privates?
    Freedom of speech & social media
    “...patent farce is a tragedy for creative humanity”
    @jontangerine

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  7. OUTLAWS
    The rise of ‘hacktivism’
    Disenfranchised society, corrupt governance
    Anonymous: Unlikely heroes
    Napster, WikiLeaks, Assange, Kim Dotcom
    The Pirate Bay: Invincible Cloud Torrents?

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  8. The GOOD The BAD & The UGLY

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  9. The WILDERNESS

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  10. BOUNTIES
    6 degrees + Facebook
    1000 to 8000 to 15,000
    National & International Press
    £1000+ for Marie Curie via JustGiving
    It's Alive! (a Social Media beast)
    Fan artwork, flash mobs, HK CGI, pr0n...
    The power of Social Media?

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  11. Into The SUNSET
    What *is* the web...?
    A digital frontier; The Great Unknown
    Pioneers - to boldly code...
    Evolving how we think, behave & interact
    Too fast? “...Jusqu'ici tout va bien…”

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  12. #wildwildweb
    @iamkeir
    Much
    obliged!
    Credits: Red Dead Redemption screenshots/wallpapers
    Used for educational purposes

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