Summary of The Internet Pioneer Who Lost His Mind: Josh Harris - Internet Underground

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Josh Harris is a controversial figure in the history of the internet. He is best known for his work in the early days of the internet, as well as for his failed social experiment "Quiet." Currently, he is living in Las Vegas and playing online poker to support himself.

  • 00:00:00 Josh Harris is the founder of Jupiter Communications, which was recognized as the leading source of market research and analysis for the web during the early days of the internet. After eight years of running the company, Harris had made a comfortable living for himself.
  • 00:05:00 Josh Harris, a pioneer of the internet, started two successful internet-adjacent businesses before pivoting to create sudo, a streaming video network, in 1999. After a successful rebrand, Harris secured more than thirty million dollars in funding.
  • 00:10:00 Josh Harris is a pioneer of the Internet who is best known for creating the streaming video platform and for his role in the late 1990s in building Jupiter Communications, a public company that went public in October of 1999. After leaving Jupiter Communications, Harris created his next project, an exhibition event called "Quiet: We Live in Public We're Building a Capsule Hotel," which explores the possible future of the Internet. Though the project was met with mixed reviews, it was one of the first times that Harris publicly discussed his fears about the future of society.
  • 00:15:00 Josh Harris created and ran "quiet," an online community that was meant to be an experiment in communal living. However, after a month, he realized that the environment was turning people into "beasts." On January 1st, police and the fire department shut down the community, just as it was reaching its climax.
  • 00:20:00 Josh Harris, the internet pioneer who lost his mind, started his experiment by turning his home into a chaotic and aggressive environment that he no longer felt safe in. He eventually found love and started his next experiment, which was a website that allowed people to watch his and his girlfriend's every move. However, things soon went downhill and the couple's relationship fell apart.
  • 00:25:00 Josh Harris, an internet pioneer, lost his mind due to the immense pressure of his online persona and failed businesses. After leaving New York, he moved to Ethiopia and started a new life. However, the documentary "We Live in Public" which profiled his life, followed him and made him a cult icon.
  • 00:30:00 Josh Harris is a pioneering figure in the history of the internet, but his story is full of drama and failure. He is currently living in Las Vegas, playing online poker to support himself. Rumors are circulating that Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill are working on a movie based on his life.

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