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Friday, June 30, 2017

BEFORE July 12, learn more about Net neutrality - please.

Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. "Title II" of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience (which they then pass along to consumers.)

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https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/?org=dp

On July 12, sites from across the web will display a prominent alert on their homepage that shows the world what the web will look like without net neutrality.
Learn more at https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/?org=dp

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Taming 'the new information frontier'

Here's an entertaining 6:30-minute snippet of Internet search history...


McKinley | New Media News @ 6:30p-Bay TV CH 35, Dec 14 1995

See how the McKinley Group combined machine intelligence with human intelligence in the presentation of the Magellan directory. Christine gives a quick demo of how it found good information back in the early days of search! (available at https://youtu.be/B_JeI2-lFgM)