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Can self-regulation alone of the Internet work?

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I attended an event at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC  on Monday which took on the question, “what should be the government’s role in Internet governance?”   The consensus was that self-regulation alone cannot work.  Customer input and response must be taken into account and considered as key drivers.   Further, the government has a […]

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Obama’s star still shines among Indians

Last month, I saw a spike in visitors to this blog from people searching for the term “political idioms”.  I found it bizarre, but thought not much of it…that is until I was doing research for a Politic365.com story about the President’s Southeast Asia trip and stumbled upon an article talking about Mr. Obama and […]

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Who Should be Time’s Person of the Year?

Is there any a question that the answer is Number 22 on the below list? The Candidates Julian Assange Glenn Beck David Cameron The Chilean Miners Arne Duncan Recep Tayyip Erdogan Jonathan Franzen Lady Gaga Robert Gates Tony Hayward Hu Jintao LeBron James Steve Jobs Hamid Karzai David and Charles Koch Liu Xiaobo Barack Obama […]

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New NTIA broadband adoption study confirms gaps based on race

The new NTIA report, Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States, was released this week and while the good news is that 64%  of U.S. households had broadband service at home as of October 2009, up from 51 percent in 2007, the bad, but not surprising, news is that minorities […]

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Tech Entrepreneur researcher debunks myths, shares success models

One of the things I love about living and working in such a progressive and forward thinking area like the Washington DC region is getting to attend lectures by very smart people about lots of different interesting topics.  This past October 28, I got the opportunity to listen to a leader in innovation and entrepreneurial […]

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New Report Shares New House GOP leaders’ ties to Business

Okay, this comes as no surprise, but it sure is great to have statistics to back up my ramblings… From the Center for Public Integrity on its report The Republican takeover of Congress not only apparently gives the Speaker’s gavel to John Boehner, it also elevates up to 25 senior GOP lawmakers to the roles […]

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increasing the White House press pool one AA blogger at a time

I was among the AfAm writers/bloggers invited for the first time to join the White House press corp to cover the President’s post-midterm press conference. …and can I tell you guys, I’m not one to point out the obvious but…. …..by George if our presence there didn’t increase that pool’s diversity by 710%!!! ….well I […]

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Does the media elevate extremists & under-report civility?

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  The Washington Post reported last week that the Tea Party movement is not as large as people may think it is. The article set me on a rant on the role of mainstream media in elevating and providing a sound board and platform for the person or people who say the most outrageous and […]

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Fox returned signal to Cablevision; Background on dispute explained (audio)

This Saturday, the 3 million Cablevision customers who were unable to view Fox channels because the signals had been pulled following the breakdown of a fee dispute between Cablevision and Fox, got their signals turned back on. In essence, in the end, it looked like Cablevision took the high road on behalf of it customers […]

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This Election Year Just Remember this…

I saw this on the FashionablyGeek website and thought it was very fitting to repeat here: We are getting into the home stretch with the Presidential election and even though things may get heated, just remember that we are all human. We all sit on that toilet in the morning and drop a deuce. Unless you’re […]

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