Newscast: WBUR & Alternative Story-Telling

Bostonomix is an WBUR program that focus on covering stories about Boston through the lens of urban development and the city’s economy.

On April 4th, 2017, Bostononomix wrote a Innovator Spotlight on Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web.

The feature on the WBUR website includes a 14 minute long audio clip of an interview with Berners-Lee on Radio Boston. The article includes how Berners-Lee created the internet in 1989 and his oppinions on the future of the web.

 “He insists he’s still an optimist (in the long-term), in part because he thinks the         web will inevitably evolve. It’s “crazy to imagine the web will remain just as it is,” he said. Berners-Lee says the people designing the current networks need to adjust their strategies, and have to rethink their roles and ensure they make online spaces into “places where nice things happen.””

The story was featured on WBUR’s Twitter and Instagram pages that allows the story to reach more readers.

On Twitter the caption for the story and post was limited by the character limited but still related to the main story.

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, "it was designed to be universal. The whole point was breaking apart silos." ⠀ ⠀ • • • • ⠀ ⠀ He wanted to make communication easier. And he believed deeply in the power of a connected world to help us all work more efficiently and collaboratively across cultural boundaries.⠀ ⠀ "The idea was that it could put anything on it. I never imagined that it would kind of have everything on it," Berners-Lee said.⠀ ⠀ • • • • ⠀ ⠀ Berners-Lee is receiving the prestigious Turing Award for his invention. It's an honor thought of as a Nobel Prize for computer science that comes with a $1 million award from Google.⠀ ⠀ He spoke with WBUR's Bostonomix about the state of the web today. Read more at⠀ ⠀ #Internet #TImBernersLee #MIT #science #technology

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On Instagram the caption for the post highlights key points in the main article. It concludes by saying more can be read on WBUR’s website under the Bostonmix tab. Make the story searchable, they included the hashtags: #Internet #TImBernersLee #MIT #science #technology