Kōrero: Digital media and the internet

Xtra homepage, 1996 (2 o 3)

 Xtra homepage, 1996

In May 1996 Telecom (which later became Spark) changed the name of Telecom Online Services to the more web-friendly 'Xtra'. Its new homepage, shown here, featured a virtual world designed by multimedia company DVP. It was an exciting image, which undoubtedly attracted users, but, in the days when most home internet users were on dial-up connections, many found that the page took a long time to download because of its size.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Spark New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Russell Brown, 'Digital media and the internet - The early days of the internet, 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/node/224752 (accessed 17 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Russell Brown, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014