Keeping ISP's Transparent and Honest

Keeping ISP's Transparent and Honest

In his review of Tim Wu’s The Master Switch, Evgeny Morozov writes: Net neutrality is a simple idea with powerful implications. A neutral net would, for example, prevent cable providers from slowing down their customers’ connections or, worse, banning them...
A Delicious Proposal For An Annotated Web

A Delicious Proposal For An Annotated Web

How a takeover of Delicious by Twitter could prepare the web for the 21st century. What can I say, I’m tired of big-ass internet corporations taking over my favorite internet platforms and hanging them on the clothesline only to let them die. I am equally...
[Friends in Movies] Bhutan, TV, and the Internet

[Friends in Movies] Bhutan, TV, and the Internet

People have suddenly realized that there are so many things that they desire that they were not even aware of before. And the truth is that most of these television channels are commercially driven, and so the Bhutanese people are driven to consumerism. That’s...

Curation Frustration

Over at Idea Lab I just published my latest about everyone’s new favorite job title: curator. All my peeps these days are opening accounts on Tumblr and Posterous. It’s where they curate the web. Then there are links on Twitter, Delicious, and presumably...
Summary of Cloud Intelligence Symposium

Summary of Cloud Intelligence Symposium

This week I’m trying to put some ending punctuation on all the fragments of projects I’ve left scattered over the past couple months before setting my sights toward new projects for November and December. I received a lot of kind and charitable feedback...
Cloud Intelligence

Cloud Intelligence

Seven Billion Brains on Planet Earth Every morning we – all seven billion of us – wake up with a certain amount of cognitive energy, our mental fuel tank for the day to come. We use up this cognitive energy every time our brain must process information and...

[Review] Here Comes Everybody

Thinking back on it, I’m not sure I really learned anything new – not in terms of ideas nor anecdotes – from Here Comes Everybody. And yet I’ll probably end up buying copies for both sets of my grandparents and anyone else I care about who...

Meet Madagascar. Why Not?

After my presentation at Ars Electronica, someone in the audience asked the question I get most often when presenting Global Voices: “How do I decide what to read on Global Voices when I already have too much to read about my own community and country?”...