Net neutrality has become a big deal since FCC Chair Julius Genachowski spoke in favor of it last month. How would net neutrality hurt or help the Internets as we know them? Will it be the end of innovation and the free net markets? Will a non-neutral net allow AT&T to spoon feed us “approved” data and censor what they don’t like? Will a neutral net allow Google to dominate the world?
CoCo in St. Paul on Feb. 26 including some kind of “Battle of the Microblogs” event. For your time, you can hang out at CoCo for the day and get some free breakfast. This should be a fun and friendly challenge. You can reply in the comments to this post (or use any other means of communication you might share with me).If you think Posterous is the uncool microblog and Tumblr really rocks, you could be the one! The plan is to talk microblogs at
Here are some links about Net Neutrality that you might want to browse if you’re thinking of attending our session.The articles are reasonably short except for Chairman Genachowski’s speech.
WSJ: Neutering the ‘Net
WSJ: U.S. as Traffic Cop in Web Fight (a fairly balanced piece)
DSLReports: What Network Neutrality is REALLY About
Jeff Pesek and I are facilitating the Net Neutrality discussion at the Unsummit (@unsummit) at Minneapolis Central Library on Saturday, Oct. 10. We’re scheduled for 10:40 in the Pohlad Doty Room.
I’m working on the description of our session for posting to the Unsummit site. Here’s what I have so far.
Net Neutrality & Censorship
What the heck is “net neutrality” anyway?
Join us in a lively (and respectful) discussion on neutrality and whether it will help or hinder the Net.
Comments? Wonder if I can do the link to Genachowski’s speech.