Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

I need to know what you think about the internet

In order to make a child-safe web

All unsuitable sites should mark themselves as "Not Child Safe" - the default assumption should be that without that, your site is safe for kids.
8(6.7%)
All suitable sites should mark themselves as "Child Safe" - the default assumption should be that the internet is for adults, with some exceptions.
78(65.5%)
SEIWEIC
33(27.7%)

I am aware that "the web" and "the internet" are two different things

Yes
113(93.4%)
No
2(1.7%)
What?
3(2.5%)
SEIWEIC
3(2.5%)

I was on the internet...

before Domain Names existed (1984)
7(5.3%)
before the web was made public (August 1991)
27(20.5%)
before Eternal September began (September 1993)
30(22.7%)
before Internet Explorer (August 1995)
27(20.5%)
before Google (September 1997)
27(20.5%)
before Livejournal (April 1999)
8(6.1%)
before Windows XP and IE6 (October 2001)
4(3.0%)
before Firefox (November 2004)
1(0.8%)
before the iPhone (June 2007)
1(0.8%)
before Google Chrome (September 2008)
0(0.0%)
before the iPad (April 2010)
0(0.0%)
before Now.
0(0.0%)
SEWIWEIC
0(0.0%)


Context for Q1: People talking about how adult (not porn) websites should mark themselves as such, when my feeling is that the web is _for_ adults, and if some websites want to mark themselves as "Safe for Children" then that's their right, but it shouldn't be enforced on the rest of us.

Context for Q2: The web is 25. Except that that's the anniversary of the spec for the web, and there wasn't a web browser or server until Christmas 1990. And you couldn't get to it from the rest of the internet until August 1991. In any case, the numerous writeups in the press talking about "the internet" being invented in 1989 have been annoying the technologically savvy of my friends a lot, so I thought I'd do a poll.
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