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.

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Spark New Zealand

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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 5 August 2020)

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