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[ | 4 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish… | ]
So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish…

Nick R. Brown takes his leave from Digital Society.

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[ | 31 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
Berners-Lee & Wu’s Internet is Free of Choice & Innovation

Tim Berners-Lee has declared that content should be free and open to all Internet users and that any variation is a violation of the principle of network neutrality. The sentiment is quite different than his explanation of net neutrality some years back.

Digital Economy, Video & Gaming »

[ | 28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Gamestop Rolls On In Down Economy | ]
Gamestop Rolls On In Down Economy

GameStop, the video game retailer, has recently released their fiscal year 2010 report and business is a boomin’! The company announced a record sales year in the neighborhood of $9.47 billion.

CurrentHeader, Digital Economy, Internet »

[ | 25 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
Facing the Truth, We All Love Walled Gardens

There was a recent article by Sam Biddle called “Facebook is AOLifying the Internet – and That Sucks”. It’s a pretty accurate take on what Facebook has become over the last few years as it considers many of the new features that Facebook has both developed and ripped off. The article itself was probably a slight ripoff of one that John C. Dvorak had produced some months earlier, “Facebook is the New AOL,” that was essentially in the same vein.

Internet, Research »

[ | 23 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Research: National Broadband Map | ]
Research: National Broadband Map

Challenges in Using the National Broadband Map’s Data
George S. Ford, PhD
Phoenix Center
March 2011
Ford takes a look at the information gathered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration after the goals set by 2009’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Ford says that the data gathered will allow for the quantification of socio-economic factors and broadband availability across the nation.
Even though he feels that the NTIA should be praised in their efforts, there is concern that the mapping data carries with it errors, and there is more concern that there even exists …

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[ | 21 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Do Not Track – Doesn’t Need To Be Regulated, Probably Will Be

Do Not Track, the application of using a http field that would require applications on the Internet to turn off their tracking features has been a hotly debated issue in tech circles and amongst privacy concerned citizens.

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[ | 16 Mar 2011 | 13 Comments | ]
Fat Pipe Dreams

Richard Bennett recently posted a blog on a recent skirmish occurring over a North Carolina bill, H129, on municipal broadband projects. The growing outcry has been that the bill is attempting to disallow municipal broadband and that the trend could continue into other states…

Wireless »

[ | 15 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
A New National Broadband Plan

James Goodmon, President & CEO of Capital Broadcasting Co. has introduced a new proposal for the National Broadband Plan to Chairman Julius Genachowski and the Federal Communications Commission.

Internet »

[ | 10 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
Top 10 + 1 Reasons To Say No To Government Takeover of the Internet

During yesterdays House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on H.J. Resolution 37, Disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practices, Mr. Thomas DeReggi, owner of a small wireless ISP in Maryland, DC, and Virginia gave testimony providing 11 convincing reasons why the government should not be pursuing overreaching regulation for the Internet.

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[ | 10 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Research: Video: How Will the Internet Change by 2020? | ]
Research: Video: How Will the Internet Change by 2020?

Glassman hosts Downes and Manne who discuss the Internet over the next decade. Both have contributed to the book The Next Digital Decade, published by Tech Freedom. A major point of conversation is whether or not the Internet needs government regulation and oversight, or should the Internet continue to evolve on its own.