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Spotlight: TED Talk “Web runs on kindness” (how the Internet works)

A TED Talk posted in September (“ideas worth spreading”) by Jonathan Zittrain “provides a humorous and informative talk about how the Internet works. Zittrain’s premise is that the Internet relies on random acts of kindness… In the talk, Zittrain compares the passing of data packets through the Internet to the passing of a beer from one person to the next at a baseball game.”

[Editor’s note:  Excerpted from the Oct. 31, 2009 articleThe Web Runs on Kindness” by Richard Byrne at www.freetech4teachers.com.]