Category: News Roundup

Today is my first day back to my office after taking time off to escape to the beach for a mini-family vacation. It’s taken hours to clear away the email junk that I will never read, answer immediate questions and respond to blog comments that were waiting approval. It was that last task that brought me to my first positive moment of the day. Lorelle VanFossen has written What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Content. It’s timely. It’sRead more…

Everytime I hear the topic of Net Neutrality come up in conversation, everyone is confused about what it is and why it matters. My friends at Digital-Telepathy Internet Marketing Strategy have posted in their new blog on the topic, in an entry called Permanent Link: Net Neutrality – The Fight Continues They write, Plenty of people and organizations are taking sides with an uneven balance of consumers and internet based companies that are pro Net Neutrality and a top heavyRead more…

Sooooo many people thought I’d wimped out by not allowing comments in my blog. Since switching over to WordPress last week, I decided to give it a whirl. The first 48 hours were basically spam free, with only a regular trackback to a site that reposted my entire posts in full (tacky). The day after that, on the third day, all hell broke loose. So, on Sunday, I installed a spam blocker. Less than 24 hours later, it’s blocked nearlyRead more…

Admittedly, when the topic of Net Neutrality first showed up, I ignored it because it sounded too complicated and I didn’t think it had much to do with me. I was wrong. Too late, (though I still emailed my congressmen), I spent some time trying to learn more, and I still am. I’m trying to understand what is fair and what makes sense. The gist is that in the USA, the phone and cable companies like ATT, Comcast and VerizonRead more…

I wonder what John Lennon would have thought about the Internet. I’m thinking he and Yoko would have embraced it as another outlet to share their intimate views on the world. They were risk takers and I think they would have utilized the freedom of the Internet to get across their messages on peace, unity and humane living. It’s been a fun ride while it’s lasted, this Internet experience. We can go wherever we want, as fast as we wantRead more…

The US House of Representatives have killed the “Democratic backed” Net Neutrality amendment by a 269-152 vote along party lines. While the Senate has yet to play their hand in this game, the feeling appears to be that Internet freedom as we knew it in the USA is now over. Story: House rejects Net neutrality rules. Already much has changed with the Internet. It’s different than it was in the 1990′s, when it was insanely carefree and everybody was havingRead more…

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