What was the first message sent across the first version of email (and what was it supposed to be)? Who was the first reigning monarch online? These questions and more are answered in A People's History Of The Internet.
Celebrating the "40th anniversary of the first stirrings of the internet," the British Guardian newspaper asked its readers to send in their experiences of online life, and used the response to create what it calls an "interactive people's history" of the world wide web from 1969 until today. Full of trivia and truth, it's accompanied by a series of articles about the history of the internet. Go and see why we should maybe consider YouTube more than just a source of timewasting amusement, every now and then.
A people's history of the internet: from Arpanet in 1969 to today [Guardian.co.uk]