The Internet 1996 World Exposition is a web site, distributed on 8 servers around the world in a "public park for the global village," which has received 5 million visitors from 130 countries. In-kind contributions from sponsors included the first DS3 over the Pacific Ocean and two terabytes of disk drives.
Throughout the year, a variety of events brought the fair into the real world. Japan decked Tokyo's Harajuku District with banners and parties, Taiwan opened public computers in 100 locations, and the Netherlands brought the fair to street festivals. At the end of the year, a closing ceremony was held in Tokyo, where the fair archives were archived to CD-ROM, blessed by a Shintopriest and put in a time capsule.