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|1969 29 Oct
||A mechanism of world inter-communication will be devised, embracing the whole planet, freed from national hindrances and restrictions, and functioning with marvellous swiftness and perfect regularity. WOB203
1844 May 24 Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, the message said: "What hath God wrought?"
1894 May 10 Marconi sends a radio wave 3/4 mile, the first "wireless" transmission.
1897 Marconi Co sends the first ship-to-shore message 12 miles. 1899 Mar 3 the ship "East Goodwin" is save after sending the distress signal "HELP".
1858 Aug 16 the first transatlantic telegraph cable is an undersea cable running under the Atlantic Ocean used for telegraph communications was laid across the floor of the Atlantic from Telegraph Field, Foilhommerum Bay, Valentia Island in western Ireland to Heart's Content in eastern Newfoundland. The first communications occurred August 16, 1858, reducing the communication time between North America and Europe from ten days.
1969 October 29 The birth of the Internet. First message from computer to computer in different locations. UCLA student Charley Kline attempts to transmit the text “login” to a computer at the Stanford Research Institute over the first link on the ARPANET, which was the precursor to the modern Internet. After the letters “l” and “o” are sent the system crashed, making the first message ever sent on the Internet “lo” and the first crash of the system.
||Internet; Communication; Firsts, Other; History (general)
|1997 In the year
||In 1997 One Country launched its Web site that contains all the English issues of the newsletter published over the past three years. [One Country Vol 23 Issue3, BW’86-92p539]
||One Country; Newsletters; Internet; Bahai International Community
|2005 20 Apr
||The launch of the new official web site, titled The Baha'is to replace the previous site, "The Baha'i World," at the same address. The site is also a portal to the family of official web sites of the Baha'i International Community.
The content of "The Baha'i World" will continue to be available as Baha'i Topics: An Information Resource.
||Websites - Official; Internet
|2007 7 Nov
||The launch of a new website by the Bahá'í International Community, The Life of Bahá'u'lláh to provide illustration of Baha'u'llah's life through photographs of places and artifacts and relics associated directly with Him. [BWNS586]
||Websites - Official; Internet; Bahaullah, Life of (documents); Bahaullah, Life of
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- Administrative Order, Suggestions about changes in , by Universal House of Justice (1995). Ways in which Baha'is may make suggestions for change within the Baha'i administration, and the nature of internet discussions. [about]
- Bahá'í Participation on the Internet: Some Reflections, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2006). Forms of online participation; the Internet as a new and foreign culture; using spiritual principles to guide online action and teaching. [about]
- Blogging and the Bahá'í Faith: Suggestions and Possible Approaches, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2006). Guidance on blogging and the 5-year plan, finding an audience, possible topics, placement and promotion, and podcasting. [about]
- Bounded Religious Communities' Management of the Challenge of New Media: Bahá'í Negotiation with the Internet, by Heidi A. Campbell and Drake Fulton, in Social Media and Religious Change, ed. Marie Gillespie et al. (2012). An outsiders' perspective of the Baha'i approach to fluid, open networks in the face of its bounded social structure and its system of hierarchical gatekeepers. Includes overview of the Baha'i Internet Agency. [about]
- Covenant-Breakers, Encountering Online, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Actions Baha'is need or need not take upon meeting Covenant Breakers in online "chat rooms" or by email. [about]
- Glossary of internet-related terms, by Jonah Winters (1998). A document created in 1998, when many users were new to the Web, explaining some common internet terms. [about]
- Guidelines for Internet Communication, by Bahá'í Internet Agency and Universal House of Justice (2008). Includes compilation "Extracts on Internet Communication Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice," spiritual principles, and Baha'i netiquette. [about]
- Internet and Electronic Forums Used for Teaching, by Universal House of Justice, in Associate, 27 (1999). Short letter about using electronic media for personal teaching activities. [about]
- Internet and Literature Review, The, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2011). Guidance from the Baha'i World Centre to two NSAs, that the process of "literature review" does not apply to the Internet for informal publications (like personal blogs), but it does apply for formal ones (like e-journals). [about]
- Internet Communications; Virgin Birth; Encyclopedia; Administrative Order, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Questions on email discussion groups and the Covenant, the Baha'i stance on the Virgin Birth of Christ, the spirituality of administrating, the spiritual destiny of the American Baha'i community, and the status of the Baha'i Encyclopedia. [about]
- Internet Discussions, Character of, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Internet courtesy, discipline, and the need for Baha'is online to be a "spiritual leaven." [about]
- Internet Forums, Development and Monitoring of, by International Teaching Centre (1995). Guidance for Counsellors regarding participation in and monitoring of bulletin boards, chat rooms, and email lists. [about]
- Internet Guidance, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2004). Links to a variety of guidelines for online media: responding to opposition online; how to do podcasting and blogging; netiquette; SEO and hosting websites; using social networking sites; compilation on Internet communications; PowerPoint presentations. [about]
- Internet, Defending the Cause against Opponents on, by Universal House of Justice (2001). The nature of opposition to the Baha'i Faith, and how to respond to it in internet media. [about]
- Internet, the World Wide Web, and Electronic Discussion Lists: A perspective from the Bahá'í Writings, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1998). Compilation prepared by a member of Continental Board of Counsellors. [about]
- Internet: Creation of the newsgroup talk.religion.bahai, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Two letters, sent at different times and to different individuals, regarding the proposed newsgroup talk.religion.bahai. [about]
- Internet: Promoting the Bahá'í Faith via Personal Web Pages, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Baha'is may establish personal homepages on the Internet as a means of promoting the Faith. [about]
- Israel, Teaching the Faith in, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Short overview of the policies on discussing the Baha'i Faith in Israel; the prohibition of Baha'is from teaching the Baha'i Faith to Israelis extends to internet discussions. Includes US State Dept. overview of the laws regarding proselytizing in Israel. [about]
- Laymen vs. Scholars in Bahá'í Studies, by Universal House of Justice (1996). No distinction should be drawn between "laypeople" and "scholars" in Baha'i studies. [about]
- Next Five Years, The: An Internet Perspective, by Marc Wasley, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Some predictions (made in 1996) of how the Internet will change and how Baha'is can make best use of it. [about]
- Not Just for Consumers: An Argument for Depicting Diverse Beliefs on U.S. Television, by Deborah Clark Vance, in Diversity and Mass Communication: Evidence of Impact, ed. Amber Reetz Narro and Alice C. Ferguson (2007). [about]
- Responding to Criticism and Opposition on the Internet, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2009). Bahá’ís welcome constructive examination of their Faith. While they should not engage in exchanges that are divisive or contentious, Bahá’ís will not hesitate to respond, in a spirit of courtesy and fairness, to serious misrepresentations of their Faith. [about]
- Results of Talisman Attitudes Survey, by Eric Hadley-Ives (2000). Detailed analysis of the beliefs and community interactions of participants in the listserver Talisman2 (circa 1999). [about]
- Seeking for Truth: Plausibility Alignment on a Bahá'í Email List, by David Piff and Margit Warburg, in Religion and Cyberspace, ed. Morten T. Højsgaard and Margit Warburg (2005). Dynamics of participation on the Talisman listserver in 1995, and how it provided an interactive process for seeking truth. [about]
- Study of the Bahá'í Faith, Comment on Issues Related to the, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 9 (2008). A follow-up to the "Issues Related to the Study of the Baha'i Faith" lettter. [about]
- Study of the Bahá'í Faith, Issues Related to the, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Letters from the House and the International Teaching Center, and compilation on the nature of opposition to the Faith from within academia, especially as conducted via the Internet. [about]
- Summary of Baha'i Activities on Worldwide Computer Networks (1995), by Bahá'í Computer and Communications Association (1995). A snapshot of the very early online Baha'i community, when there were "over 1,000" Baha'is on the internet! [about]
- Texts, Sacred, Permission to Distribute Electronic Copies of, by Universal House of Justice (2000). Sacred Writings and anything produced by the Baha'i World Center or the Baha'i International Community may be electronically redistributed. [about]
- Use of appropriate domain names by Bahá'ís on the Internet, by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom, in Bahá'í Journal (UK) (1997). A directive from the UN NSA that Baha'is should refrain from using "Baha'i words" as the account name in email addresses. [about]
- What is a Content Management System?, by Jonah Winters (2003). A brief overview of the technology underlying the Baha'i Library Online, and why this technology represents the next step in the Internet's evolution [since this was written, the term "Web 2.0" has been coined for the "next step" I described]. [about]
- WIPO Domain Name Dispute: Case D2001-1302, "bahaiwomen.com" (2001). A legal ruling finding, on behalf of the Baha'is, that unauthorized use of the domain bahaiwomen.com is a trademark infringement. Followed by a newspaper article from Newsbytes, "Bahá'í Organization Bests Speculator In Domain Dispute." [about]
- WIPO Domain Name Dispute: Case D2005-0214, "uhj.net" (2005). A legal ruling finding, against the Baha'is, that covenant breakers are allowed to use the domain uhj.net. [about]
- World Wide Web, The: An Owner's Manual for Bahá'í Youth, by Phil Christensen (2005). Guide to the Internet for Baha'i Youth. Sites to visit, sites to avoid, and other information. [about]