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A series of posts from across ‘Geek Week’, paying homage to the geeks who changed the internet as we know it.
The series culminates in our ultimate revolutionary, to be revealed on Geek Pride Day.

Geeks Who Changed the Internet: Tim Berners-Lee

25.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

Now that Geek Pride Day is finally here, we celebrate the ultimate boffin who created the web experience that we know today. In 1989, Oxford University graduate and computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee created an internet-based hyper media initiative for global information sharing while at the CERN the European Particle Physics Laboratory – basically he built the World Wide Web. With the 'web' in place, Berners-Lee proceeded to set up the first web server, and in 1991 he made his World Wide Web browser and web server software available on the internet. And so began the internet experience that we…

Geeks Who Changed the Internet: Mark Zuckerberg

24.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

In 2004, a Harvard student created a website that would earn him more than $19bn and global fame. It wouldn’t be right to discuss Geek Week without a nod to the social geek. By the time Mark Zuckerberg started at…

Geeks Who Changed the Internet: Robert Tappan Morris Jr.

23.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

In the latest post of our Geeks Who Changed the Internet series, we pay tribute to the man who opened the doors for Stuxnet. As a student at Cornell University in the 1980s, Robert Tappan-Morris created the first computer worm.…

Raymond Tomlinson & Gary Thuerk Internet Pioneers

22.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

In the second of UKFast’s Geek Week series of Geeks Who Changed the Internet, we pay homage to the chap who transformed the way we communicate and the man who was to become his nemesis. In 1971, Raymond Tomlinson invented…

Geeks Who Changed the Internet: Jimmy Wales

21.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

As this Friday is Geek Pride Day, all this week we are celebrating nerds, boffins and the geeks who changed the internet. In the first of our tributes to the geeks who changed the internet, we pay homage to the…