Friday, March 25, 2011

Down the wire - the story of NZ and the internet

Chanced on this interesting site, set up by digital agency Heyday and launched in 2009, 21 years after the internet arrived in NZ. The site tells the story of how the internet arrived in NZin 1989 and its impact on NZ society through the years. A background on how Heyday constructed the site is also provided.
The content is laid in a timeline from 1989 to 2010. There are videos embedded, Kiwi music to characterise each year via the Flying Nun label and facility for anyone to add their comments /experiences/ reminisces for each year. All in a slick and informative site, also running well on the ipad.
On the Heyday corporate site, there are links to other projects including
one developed to provide information for international students at Victoria University in Wellington. It includes links to current weather and street views of Wellington via Google Street view providing students with a virtual impression of the city before they arrive to begin their study.

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