Lady Gaga will make her South by Southwest debut this March with a Doritos-sponsored performance at Stubbs Bar-B-Q. As appetizing as that sounds, Free Press has even more delectable offerings for conference-goers to check out.
The only way we’re going to win back Net Neutrality is if FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler finds the courage to do the right thing. And a message from Google’s Larry Page, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg carries a lot of weight in Washington.
One of my favorite AJAM bits so far is Radio on the Reservation. A taste:
About 7,000 people call the Hopi Reservation home, living in 12 villages spread across three mesas, nestled within the boundaries of the Navajo Nationin the northeast corner of Arizona. It’s isolated and sparse and boasts dramatic landscapes as well as limited access to Internet and even phone services.
As access to instant digital media and news spreads across the United States, tribal radio stations are a rich example of just how the digital divide continues to separate Native America from the United States and how tribes use technology often seen as outdated to bridge that gap.
The internet is fucked
Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and university labs to kitchen tables and city streets. We are all travelers now, desperate souls searching for a signal to connect us all. It is awesome. And we’re fucking everything up.