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Net Cafe was the world's most widely distributed television series covering the Internet revolution during the height of the dot com boom. The series was broadcast throughout the United States and in more than one hundred other countries for six years, from 1996 through 2002. It was hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Jane Wither, and Andrew deVries.



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Net Cafe
Aug 25, 2021
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If you are new to the idea of chat, nervous about joining in, or trying to set up a new chat community, here are some good ways of breaking the ice. Features Tribal Voice, Extempo Systems, Infoseek, and Talk City. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #241.
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Topics: Episodes: 2000, chat, chat room, 241
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Jun 22, 2021
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The early internet became an instant hit with political organizations and movements that had previously felt shut out of the mainstream press. This program looks at several examples of how the web was being used for political advocacy. Maureen Mason shows us the Institute for Global Communications web site which includes links to PeaceNet, EcoNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet, and WomensNet. Eric Hughes, founder of Cypherpunks, a group working to preserve privacy on the net through encryption,...
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Topics: IGC, cypherpunks, encryption, anarchists
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Sep 15, 2020
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This is the very first episode of the Net Cafe series. It was shot on location at a cybercafe in San Francisco called CoffeeNet. It looks at the hacker culture and their influence on the early growth of the internet. Guests include Dan Farmer, author of SATAN and COPS; Eliaz Levi (aka Aleph 1), webmaster of underground.org and Bugtraq; also "Omega" and "White Knight" from Cult of the Dead Cow. Originally broadcast in 1996.
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Topics: CDC, r00t, Def Con
Net Cafe
Aug 31, 2019
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Featured guest is writer Armistead Maupin, author of "Tales of the City" and "The Night Listeners", the latter first published online at salon.com. Other guests include HotWire CEO Karl Peterson and PayPal COO David Sacks. Other sites covered include mightywords.com and boats.com. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Sara O'Brien, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
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Topics: paypal, hotwire, armistead maupin
Net Cafe
Jul 16, 2018
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A look at various web sites that focus on aliens and unidentified flying objects. Guests include Dan Plonsie, webmaster for berkeley.edu, a site that has lots of information about UFOs and spacey topics; Jerry Bjornson, head of Abductees Anonymous, an organization for people claiming to have been abducted by aliens; and "Chris" (also known as Schwa Head) who reviews several flying saucer sites including MUFON and Schwa Corporation. Shot on location at the CoffeeNet cybercafe in San...
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Topics: aliens, flying saucers, abductions
Net Cafe
Apr 1, 2018
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The web has become a great place to find jobs. This show looked at several employment sites including monsterboard.com, individualsoftware.com, hotwired.com/dreamjobs, bridgesonline.com, and listfoundation.org (a spinoff of craigslist.org). Guests include Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #214.
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Topics: employment, jobs, career, 214
Net Cafe
Mar 23, 2015
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Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle is featured in this program on new internet startups. Sites covered include fabric8.com, teoma.com (now AskJeeves), ehobbies.com, and archive.org. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
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Topics: internet, startup, entrepreneur
Net Cafe
Jun 21, 2014
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An early episode of the Net Cafe series dealing with online games and sites about gaming. Includes Quake, Full Throttle, TEN (the Total Entertainment Network), Meridian 59, and MUD sources (Multi User Dimension). Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Includes a CyberBlast segment, an early experiment in downloading software through the television signal. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998.
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Topics: games, MUD, TEN
Net Cafe
Nov 2, 2013
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Google co-founder Sergei Brin and former San Francisco 49er's quarterback Steve Young are featured guests in this episode. Brin talks about the "new" search engine called Google and how it works; Steve Young talks about his life after football which includes being Chairman of the Board of an internet startup called found.com. Also featured is Douglas Boxer, son of California Senator Barbara Boxer. He started a new web site called voter.com. Other sites reviewed include ideadollar.com...
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Topics: google, steve young, sergei brin
Net Cafe
Jun 30, 2011
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Like most new communications technologies, sex drove the early days of the Internet. This program looks at the explosion of online sex sites. Featured guests include Danni Ashe, the cover girl for the online sex industry. Sites covered include nervelink.com, danni.com, one-and-only.com, salon.com, and askisadora.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #220.
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Topics: sex, porn, erotica, danni ashe, 220
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Mar 14, 2008
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This early Net Cafe program looks at comic book web sites. Included are Jonah Weiland's Comic Book Links, Hellblazer, Sandman, DC Universe, Spawn, The Preacher, Swampthng, Hitman, The Tick, Loving Henry, and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Guests include Alex Curyea, Kristen Brennan, Jhonen Vasquez and Shawn Sanders. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Includes CyberBlast segment, early experiment in downloading software through the television signal. Shot on location at...
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Topics: comic books, comics
Net Cafe
Sep 29, 2007
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In the late nineties, ecommerce was just taking off on the web. This program looks at several innovative online shopping sites including dellajames.com, ebates.com, alibris.com, and rocketcash.com. Originally broadcast in 1999 from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: shopping, commerce, buying
Net Cafe
Nov 7, 2006
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A program in the special Net Cafe series on new internet startups. Sites covered include igougo.com, ants.com, bestcalls.com, and gotomypc.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evalutes the startups. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
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Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
Net Cafe
Sep 1, 2006
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In this episode of NetCafé, we discuss four interesting websites that are utilizing the Internet in their own unique ways for philanthropy, e-commerce and community building.
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Topic: Episodes: 2001
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Aug 25, 2006
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This is part two of a special two-part series on Net Cafe featuring an in-depth interview with Nicholas Negroponte, Director of the MIT Media Lab, author of Being Digital, and columnist for Wired magazine. Shot on location at the SomArts Cultural Center in San Francisco as a presentation for the Association of Internet Professionals. The interviewer is Net Cafe host Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 2002.
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Topics: MIT, Media Lab, Wired, Being Digital
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Mar 11, 2006
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The internet forever changed the relationship between patient and doctor, allowing patients to research their medical conditions online before seeing a doctor. This program looks at several web sites that provide healthcare information. Sites covered include storksite.com, womenshealth.org, healthy.net, med.stanford.edu, gennexhealth.com, quackwatch.com, and sexclinic.com. Guests include Dr. Patti Britton and Dr. Karen Sarpolis. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot...
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Topics: sex, pregnancy, womens health, stanford, 150
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Oct 25, 2005
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A look at how web sites deal with the subject of death. Sites featured include an information site on cemeteries, a tribute to the passing of Jerry Garcia, a virtual 3D graveyard, the pop culture death pool, and a virtual pet cemetery. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #206.
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Topics: Episodes: 1998, 206
Net Cafe
Jun 15, 2004
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Did aliens land in Roswell? Were there others involved in JFK's assassination? Are organs being taken from prisoners in China and sold to rich patients needing transplants? We'll explore the World Wide Web to find out who thinks there are conspiracies taking place. Shot on location at the Club I cyber cafe in San Francisco. Originally broadcast in 1999.
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Topics: Episodes: 1999, conspiracy
Net Cafe
Jun 15, 2004
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This week on NetCafé, we'll show you several web information sites that are examples of how anyone can start a conspiracy theory because the Internet provides an open and free forum for these theories to proliferate.
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Topic: Episodes: 2001
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At the height of the dot com boom, web creators were recognized at an annual gala event called the Webby Awards. This year's awards ceremony was held at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Awards were given for best web site in twenty-two different categories. Emcees at the event were Marina Berlin and comedian Mark Marin. This program shows highlights from the first half of the awards ceremony. Anchoring the coverage from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew...
Topics: webbys, awards, internet
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A look at how various arts groups use the internet. Web sites reviewed include sfopera.com, ladyofspain.com, eiu.org, dramex.org, and annabegins.com. Features the official web site for lovers and players of the accordion including a performance by accordion afficionado Tom Torriglia. Also a look at a fan web site for Counting Crows and some experimental performances of techno art. Shot on location at the Club I cybercafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Andrew deVries and Stewart Cheifet. Guest...
Topics: opera, accordion, drama, counting crows, techno
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The internet was heaven for sports fans, providing access to stats and information about any sport from anywhere. Featured sites on this program include sjmercury.com/sports, sportsline.com, cnnsi.com, sportszone.com, instantsports.com, efaxinc.com, wco.com/~ewbrian/49ers.html, surfline.com, and easports.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Guest analyst is Larry Magid. Originally broadcast in 1997 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: sports, football, golf
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Getting therapy online may not be the best way to deal with personal issues, but the internet is providing new tools for self fulfilment. Featured sites on this program include wespsych.com, sonoma-aids.org, thetherapist.com, processes.org, and support-group.com. Also a look at Internet addiction. Featured guests are psychologist Dr. Nancy Wesson and Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith...
Topics: therapy, advice, counseling, 209
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Four new web businesses pitch their plans for striking it in rich in the dot com world. Sites covered include switchhouse.com, myplay.com, mycfo.com, and christianity.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evalutes the new web startups. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: christianity, cfo, entrepreneur
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The big buzzword in the late nineties was "portal". Every web site wanted to become the place people went to first so that they could monetize the traffic. This program looked at several would-be portal sites including excite.com, citysearch.com, hotbot.com, bud.com, links.net, and netscape.com. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #240.
Topics: portal, excite, netscape, 240
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Job hunting resources on the Internet are abundant. We'll take you to one with an electronic water cooler so you can see what people inside think about the company you're applying to as well as get tips from CareerBabe.com.
Topic: Episodes: 2000
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. This program features four new web sites: igougo.com, ants.com, bestcalls.com, and gotomypc.com. Analysis by venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Sony Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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Sure, the web is full of information, but it also has lots of false information. How do you tell the difference? This program looks at the problem of disinformation on the internet. Robert Schafer shows us csicop.org, a site that features the Skeptical Inquirer, an online journal which debunks phoney online stories. John Whalen demonstrates conspire.com, a site that focuses on real and surreal conspiracy theories. David Mikkelson runs urbanlegends.com, another site devoted to debunking fake...
Topics: conspiracy, urban legends, skeptics, paranormal
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People collect all kinds of strange things and many of them now use the web to extend their hobby. This show looks at several web sites dealing with hobby collections. Topics covered include the online auction of Butterfield and Butterfield, online book collectors, auctionwatch.com, the Vintage Computer Festival, and the art web site of SF MOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Shot on location at the Club I cybercafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart...
Topics: books, auction, computers, art
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. Sites covered include netflix.com, bigstep.com, genetichealth.com, and globalviewing.com. Shot on location at the Sony Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Includes analysis by venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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Four new web sites pitch their business plans to convince our panel that they will succeed. Sites reviewed include liquidprice.com, myonlycatalog.com, explorelearning.com, and ahealthyme.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux helps evaluate the companies. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: health, entrepreneur, startup
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The internet quickly became a platform for spreading jokes and humorous content of all sorts. This program from 1998 looks at some of the early humor sites on the web. Among them, suck.com, aprilfools.com, rubberchicken.com, jigsoftware.com, 40kmiracle.com, thecorporation.com, and zenda.com. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Stewart Cheifet, Jane Wither, and Andrew DeVries. Episode #207.
Topics: humor, comedy, jokes, 207
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The worlds of the Internet and Hollywood are moving ever closer. This program looks at how Hollywood is using the web to promote and even distribute movies. Featured sites include girlsonfilm.com, forcor.com, wired.com, mrshowbiz.com, and ifilm.net. Originally broadcast in 1999 from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: film, hollywood, entertainment
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Strange, but one of the most popular topics on the Web is death. You can check out the gravesites and tombstones of famous people, look at your own mortality clock, shop at the L.A. Coroner's Gift Shop, explore the Heaven's Gate suicide plans, or commune with the memory of Timothy Leary. Originally broadcast in 2000.
Topics: Episodes: 2000, grim reaper, death
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Whether you wish to track your ancestors or attempt to locate your bith parents, there are hundreds of free resources online to help.
Topics: Episodes: 2000, finding, people
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Before Google, you had to be a bit more creative to find information on online. This program looked at several strategies. Featured sites include mapblast.com, infopeople.berkeley.edu, planetall.com, imdb.com, and wwwomen.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Orginally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #205. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1998.
Topics: engine, finding, search, 205
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One of the early uses of the Internet was to form virtual communities of people with common interests. This program looks at several early communities including The Mining Company (now about.com), HipBONE, PlanetOut, Yahoo Clubs, and GeoCities. Guests include Scott Kurnit, founder of The Mining Company, David Bohnett, founder of GeoCities, and Megan Smith, President & CEO of PlanetOut. Originally broadcast in 1998. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California....
Topics: geocities, about, mining company, 244
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Even if you don't have a zoo in your city, you can still find out about animals on the web. This program looks at several sites that bring the zoo to you. Topics covered include the new web site for the San Francisco Zoo, a zoology and animals portal run by Rachel Shaw focusing on animal pets, cyberark.com, petsinneed.org, primenet.com, apenet.com, and sites about bigfoot, cryptozoology, and weird virtual pets that only exist in people's imagination. Shot on location at the CyberSMith internet...
Topics: pets, apes, zoo, cat, dog, bigfoot, loch ness monster
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Computers and the Internet get a bad rap for keeping people alone, in dark rooms, staring at a screen. Instead many people are using the Web to find out about places they can go and things they can do. Originally broadcast in 1999.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, travel
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One of the fast growing applications on the early internet was chat. This program looks at several approaches to online chatting. Featured sites include activeworlds.com, concretecam.simplenet.com, CU-SeeMe, talkcity.com, daveyd.com, and talk.excite.com. Featured guests include Larry Magid of the L.A. Times and Jo Kraus, cofounder of Excite, Inc. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California....
Topics: community, chat, cyber, 212
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Five internet startups make their pitch on why they think they will be a profitable web business. Sites reviewed include keen.com, webswap.com, getfit.com, bestoffer.com, and zing.com. Shot on location at the Club I cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Sara O'Brien, Sharon Johnson, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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Four entrepreneurs pitch their business plans for new internet sites. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evaluates their chances for success. Sites reviewed are ehealthinsurance.com, quova.com, opencola.com, and legalzoom.com. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: law, health, legal
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This week on NetCafé, we are talking about four interesting web sites, including QuickBrowse, HomeAtLastRescue, Real Arcade, and Fandango.
Topic: Episodes: 2001
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A look at how war is covered on the Net. Featured sites include The War Times Journal at wtj.com; war games at activision.com; an antiwar site at ploughshares.org; real war strategy at tetrad.stanford.edu; and a community of war veterans at nichecom.com/~vfw. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Special guest web analyst is Larry Magid. Episode #208.
Topics: war, military, veterans, 208
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As the web grew, virtually every movie put up a web site. This show looks at several early uses of the internet by Hollywood. Featured sites include moviecritic.com, film.com, hsx.com, and skinema.com. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Episode #215.
Topics: hollywood, movies, film, 215
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At the height of the dot com boom, everybody was trying to cash in on web mania. This show looked at several promising new internet businesses. Included are jobfly.com, netledger.com, itinerary.com, and inclusion.net. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Special guest is Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Originally broadcast in 2001.
Topics: startup, internet, entrepreneur
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The early days of the web provided an outlet for people who wanted to explore ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and other scary things. This program looks at several such sites. Guests include Lady Caroline (Carrie Carolin) who runs cascade.net, a portal for Gothic sites and links to sites dealing with magic, haunted houses, halloween, the paranormal and the occult. Vinnie Corella and Phil Simon show off their site, stepcross.com and the game Bad Mojo in which you go through life as a cockroach....
Topics: witch, witches, gothic, Cult of the Dead Cow, Covenant of the Goddess, Pulse Entertainment
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Hollywood quickly discovered the web as a tool for promoting films. But film makers have also discovered the web as a new medium for sharing information and distributing their creative output. This program looks at several Hollywood oriented web sites incuding atasite.org, the site for the Artists Television Access organization; a site devoted to the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"; and lowres.com, a site that runs an online film festival. Ed Martinez, a Hollywood special...
Topics: hollywood, movies, films, cinema, special effects
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There has always been a synergy between the web and sci-fi fans. This program looks at several science fiction web sites. Guests include Forest Ackerman, a sci-fi film maker who runs one of the world's largest real science fiction museums at his mansion in Southern California and who offers virtual visits to his museum online. Sci-fi writer Pam Dixon guides us through great science fiction literature online. Jeff Koga is the ultimate Trekkie and he reviews several Star Trek web sites. For Star...
Topics: star wars, star trek, babylon 5, lucas arts, douglas adams
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The web quickly became a popular platform for game playing and gambling. This show looks at several approaches to using the internet as gaming platform. Sites covered include gamespot.com, acrophobia, NetStorm, Activision, bezerk.com, gamers.com, pgl.net, virtualvegas.com, starluck.com, and intercasino.com. Guests include Dennis Fong (Thresh), the world's most successful computer gamer, Rebecca Anderson, Anthony Schubert, Jonathan Knight, and Jon Swartz. Guest analyst is Larry Magid. Hosts are...
Topics: ping, gamespot, activision, acrophobia, netstorm, thresh, dennis fong, 203
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Now in it's fourth year, the Webby Awards brings together the global online community for a dazzling celebration of the internet's best and brightest. This year's event was held at the Masonic Auditorum in San Francisco. The emcee was actor Alan Cummings. Special guest presenters included comedienne Sandra Bernhardt, musician John Perry Barlow, and editor Tina Brown. This program covers the second half of the Webby's ceremony. Originally broadcast in 2000. Copyright 2000 Stewart Cheifet...
Topics: webbys, awards, internet
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Musicians were immediately hooked on the web, seeing its potential as a community builder and a creative outlet. This program looks at several early music sites including fogworld.com, the site for Fog City Records. Also turntable.com, a site that pioneered enhanced CDs and worked with such groups as the Beastie Boys. Michael Moroney, creator of virginrecords.com, guides us through his site and several music fan sites. Also featured is Severe Tire Damage, the first band ever to perform live on...
Topics: severe tire damage, fog city, mix man, virgin records
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Four internet startups pitch their new web businesses. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evaluates their chances for success. Sites reviewed are ephysician.com, shutterfly.com, tellme.com, and military.com. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: startup, entrepreneur, internet
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. Sites covered include knightridderdigital.com, nielsennetratings.com, fancast.com, and sidestep.com. Shot on loacation at the Sony Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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A survey of web sites that provide useful information for home improvement projects. Sites reviewed include improvenet.com, netguide.com, homecentral.com, gardening.com, and planetproperties.com. Also features Candi Strecker, known as the HandyGirl. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Guest analyst is writer Larry Magid. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #213.
Topics: do it yourself, real estate, gardening, home decoration, 213
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This week, four interesting new websites are featured on NetCafé.
Topic: Episodes: 2002
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This week, four interesting new websites are featured on NetCafé.
Topic: Episodes: 2001
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Computer game action is moving online. All types of games, from gory shoot-'em-ups to educational games for kids, are becoming available on the web. Online gaming offers different ways to play; against yourself, against virtual opponents, or against real people. Game sites featured in this program are everquest.com, bezerk.com, grrlgamer.com, (yes, that's how it's spelled), okbridge.com, and shockrave.com. Hosts are Jane Wither and Stewart Cheifet. Special guest is Larry Magid.
Topics: games, everquest, shockrave
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Four internet startups compete and pitch their business plans to explain why they think they will succeed. Sites covered include ephysician.com, shutterfly.com, tellme.com, and military.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evaluates the companies. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: ephysician, tellme, shutterfly
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A look at early e-commerce. Featured sites include comparenet.com, zauction.com, autobytel.com, and virtualvin.com. Guests include Jessica Adelson, editor of NetGuide magazine. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1997 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: shopping, ecommerce, buying on line
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Getting therapy online may not be the best way to deal with personal issues, but the internet is providing new tools for self fulfilment. Featured sites on this program include wespsych.com, sonoma-aids.org, thetherapist.com, processes.org, and support-group.com. Featured guest is Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
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Self-publishing no longer means paying thousands of dollars to a printer for a bound book. Self-publishing can be done online and accessible to the world for little or no money. We search out the best sites for aspiring authors as well as sites for finding rare books and downloading books online.
Topic: Episodes: 1999
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As the Internet gets to be a bigger part of our lives, it's perhaps inevitable that it has gained some of the vices of life, too. Having been a relatively benign place to meet people and hang out, the Web is now somewhere that sees its fair share of criminal behavior, and an often helpful medium for gaining knowledge on the topic.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, crime, justice
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At the height of the dot com boom, web creators were recognized at an annual gala event called the Webby Awards. This year's awards ceremony was held at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Awards were given for best web site in twenty-two different categories. Emcees at the event were Marina Berlin and comedian Mark Marin. This program shows highlights from the last half of the awards ceremony. Anchoring the coverage from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew...
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The internet changed political activism by providing a new and powerful communications and organization tool. This program reviews several web sites that serve the needs of activist groups. Among those covered are the Barron Park Neighborhood Association (BPA) web site and the Palo Alto College Terrace Residents Association (CTRA) web site. Also reviewed are smartvoter.org, lwv.org, mpac.org (a site for AMILA, American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism), igc.org, the site for the...
Topics: Sierra Club, muslims, voters, activist, neighborhood association, 202
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One of the early drivers in the growth of the internet was the topic of dating and romance. This episode of Net Cafe looks at some early examples of sites devoted to love, in various forms. Sites reviewed include globalmatch.com; divaweb.com and its famous advice columnist Midori; Bianca's smut shack at bianca.com; divanet.com, a site offering sexy online shopping and style advice from Nina Rage; the CyberFetish UberMall, and urge2merge.com. This show also includes a look at several safe kid...
Topics: love, romance, dating
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The internet quickly became a home for special interest groups, among them, women. This program looks at several early web sites focused on women's issues. Sites covered include lesbian.org, fatgirl.com, fatso.com, WomensNet, diva.com, creative.net (a site for the Exotic Dancers Alliance), and bitchmag.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1996.
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It is said that one of the most important social aspects of the internet is that it levels the playing field for people and provides new access for users with ideas. This program looks at several examples of sites that provide a platform for a variety of diverse interests. Guest DaMeila Drayton demonstrates Teenage Empowerment and introduces several teen chat sites that focus on topics of interest especially to teenagers. Muki Izora demonstrates oceanbank.com and the Plugged In program aimed at...
Topics: teenagers, urban, labor, peace, green, accessibility, disabled
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We're now all familiar with mega health sites like webmd.com, but the idea of putting up health resources online started in the first days of the web. This program looks at early examples including thebody.com, a site focused on information for HIV and AIDS patients. Also, the Water Birthing Site; outbreak.org, a site about the spread of the ebola virus; several sites from Masschusetts General Hospital and the Harvard University Medical School; and a demonstration of i-phone, a new way for...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, ebola, birthing, neurology
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Some users see the web as a challenge and want to stretch the limits of what the internet can do. This program looks at several examples. Topics covered include the @Home network, fonecam.com, thetech.org, nasa.gov, mars.jpl.nasa.gov, sdss.org, the Hubble space telescope, and usgs.gov. Demonstrations include the wearable computer and online research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Guest analyst is writer Larry...
Topics: @home, tech museum, fonecam, nasa, mars, geological survey
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The Web is a great place to further your knowledge and learn about the world around you. It doesn't matter what stage you are in your life, the learning possibilities online are endless.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, learning, education
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Thousands of home pages celebrate people's pets and just about every animal under the sun has at least a few Websites devoted to it. And of course a huge number of e-commerce sites now offer everything from exotic animals themselves to everything you need to keep a pet. We take a look at animals online.
Topic: Episodes: 1999
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Five internet startups make their pitch on why they think they will be a profitable web business. Sites reviewed include keen.com, webswap.com, getfit.com, bestoffer.com, and zing.com. Shot on location at the Club I cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Sara O'Brien, Sharon Johnson, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: startup, entrepreneur, internet
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A review of online resources for small business owners. Featured sites include score.org, cheesemans.com, linkexchange.com, ivillage.com, and ideacafe.com. Guests include Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: small business, SOHO, home business
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The internet is great for finding information and people, but sometimes it's too easy to find out personal information about people. This program looks at several ways to preserve your online privacy. Featured sites include remorton.com, anonymizer.com, infonex.com, truste.org, guidedogs.org, and whoa.femail.com. Originally broadcast in 1997 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: privacy, identity, cyberspace