Eighteen years ago today, CERN released the source code of WorldWideWeb — the first Web browser and editor — into the public domain. Tim Berners-Lee has some screen shots of the browser at his CERN page.
Earlier this year, the UK-based non-profit organization Media Standards Trust created the website Churnalism as a tool to determine when â€œjournalismâ€ is actually just a cut-and-pasted press release. Hereâ€™s how it works: you enter the text of a press release into the siteâ€™s â€œChurn Engineâ€ which searches its article database to find the articles with the worst â€œChurn Rating,â€ i.e. the most egregious copying of the press releases.
Tracking churn, via MOBYLIVES