How did our lives change when the internet was born? Find out in the world’s first gallery dedicated to the social, technological and cultural impact of the web.
Follow the history of the internet around Life Online. From the very first online communities to the latest ideas, uncover how it has transformed our lives and society.
In the Beginning: The internet is born
Who were the key innovators who developed the first computer networks? Find out who invented the internet and watch as it grows around the world.
Into the World: The internet goes public
Explore the early days of social networking—from the first email to the first home-grown virtual societies. Build your own web page, take a trip in our online time machine and try to protect the internet against some of the world’s deadliest viruses.
Into Our Lives: The internet and you
Explore search engines, online businesses, and the online communities that create the dynamic culture of the modern internet. See if you’ve got what it takes to become a dotcom millionaire, secure your online privacy, and contribute your opinion to the gallery.
Into the Future: The internet evolves
What does the future hold? New concepts, experiments and prototypes are constantly being developed—contribute to digital artworks and see the latest experimental ideas.