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Net Neutrality advocates to dissenting Minority Organizations: “Father knows best”

How does the saying go? “Insanity is making the same mistake over and over again but expecting a different result.” I think I must be experiencing déjà vu because every few months as I peruse through my list of favorite news and tech sites, I discover a long-winded article written by a leader from one […]

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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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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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The 1st FCC Hack Day – Commentary from a Lonely “Non-hacker”

Yesterday, I was able to catch a few hours of the Federal Communications Commission’s first ever Open Source day designed to assemble software developers together to explore the FCC’s API, learn of innovative communications applications and take a stab at developing applications using the FCC’s API.  It was dubbed a “Hack Day” and a wonderful […]

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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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