Municipal Internet Services and the Curse of Technological Promises

From 2005 onward, many communities across the western world talked of Municipal Broadband or WIFI and drew up plans, usually with the assistance of a willing communications consultant to provide a technological hub or backbone for the community. As an egalitarian ideal, it sounded great, but the promise lacked substance and in most communities has failed.

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Iran and Twitter

People have suggested that Twitter is a time-waster, and for the majority of us it probably is. But for the people in Iran, this is one of the only means of having their voices heard by the rest of the world as their society crumbles. That is not a waste of time.

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