Since we have learned about history of Internet in class, I would like to introduce some recent internet history in Japan. It's around 2001-2005. Some Japanese internet users call it as "The golden age of Flash animation". My school days....
Here you can see history of Flash.
Around 2001-2005, DSL was the major internet line which people use at their home in Japan. At that time, movie file is too heavy to deal with in internet and the Flash animation was popular instead.
These are famous Flash animations which were made in the Golden age. I can still recall my school days that My friends and I watched these in computer room in my junior high school........ in class.
Some details are here! We got the high speed Internet and came to be able to enjoy movies in Internet.
In 2005, YouTube was founded. (History of YouTube) Next year, 2006, another popular video sharing platform in Japan, Nico Nico Douga, was founded. (About Nico Nico Douga) As these platforms became so popular, the popularity of Flash animation fell down.
Flash was taken place by YouTube and Nico Nico now, but Flash is still active in Internet because of its Action Script and file size.
The Golden Age is my school days. I really miss those days. But I love YouTube and Nico Nico Douga, too. If you have free time tonight, check my YouTube channel. You can tell how I'm happy to be in the Golden age of YouTube! (http://www.youtube.com/user/YukiKomuro)
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