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The dot.com decade

By Benjamin Cohen

Updated on 25 March 2008

From the birth of the internet boom in 1998, to its rebirth today. Benjamin Cohen gives us a guided tour through the dot.com decade.

For anybody there from the word go, it's been an amazing journey from bulky computers through the euphoria of the dot.com boom, followed by bust and eventual rebirth.

Benjamin Cohen and More4 News give us the internet history lesson of how the web got where it is today.

The birth of the dot.com decade

Now, can you remember life without the distractions of email, e-commerce and whiling away hours at work surfing the web?

Incredibly, it's only ten years since the internet truly entered our lives. 1998 saw the dot.com boom hit Britain and witnessed the birth of sites like Google and so many internet technologies that are now so firmly embedded in everything we do.

In the first of our reports to mark ten years of the dotcom era our technology correspondent Benjamin Cohen who was there with the original British 'dot.commers', looks back at the birth of our dot.com decade.


Gay internet revolution

How has ten years of the internet changed what it's like to be gay?

Benjamin Cohen reports on the thousands of gay men who risk getting HIV through internet organised "bareback" sex tonight at 8pm.

You can read more on this here: Read more


Bitter struggle ahead for the net

In the last of our Dot.com Decade reports, we look ahead to the next 10 years of the net - likely to be marked by a bitter struggle for control over what used to be a "worldwide web".

You can read more on this here: Read more


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