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May 2014 Blog Posts (6)

[Webinar] Small island developing states and the IG process

For the first time since WSIS (Tunis, 2005), the international Internet governance (IG) community meeting in Brazil last month has recognised that participation in the IG process should reflect geographic diversity and…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 30, 2014 at 12:05am — No Comments

IT for Change Roundtable Opportunity

A Round Table on 'Inclusion in the network society- mapping development alternatives, forging research agendas' is being organised by IT for Change and IDRC, from 29th September to 1st October, 2014.

The round table will bring together around 25 participants – leading scholars, development practitioners and thinkers, who are interested in the theoretical and policy aspects of equity, inclusion and participation in the 'ICTs and development' domain.

This open call is to…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on May 28, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Understanding is the key to collaboration

Understanding is the key issues of life. Without understanding our situation will become worsen and state of confusion. 

As human, collaboration is very essential and for us to collaborate to solve our climate issues and risk reduction, there must be digestion of each others perspective.

Understanding each others perspective does not come easily and not on a plater of gold but on an effective dialogue…


Added by Akinremi Peter Taiwo on May 19, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

The Rotten Roots. Summary of Issues and Sources on Net Neutrality

Origin of the problem

The timeline of the Net Neutrality issue has been detailed here: http://gigaom.com/2014/05/15/net-neutrality-2014/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

'Wheeler said that peering is "an issue that we are investigating, it's an issue we are very interested in, but it's not the issue here today." '…


Added by Javier Rodriguez on May 18, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Is today the beginning of the end of Net Neutrality? 10:30 Important Vote.

Today, May 15, 2014 a vote will be taken at the FCC. Today the Internet we know can change forever. Today at 10:30 am EST the FCC meets to vote on the issue on whether or not allow the collection of special rates to provide certain services through the Internet for those who can afford it.  A "faster lane" has been called. Events can be followed live here:…


Added by Javier Rodriguez on May 15, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

2050: The Internet Odyssey. How we lost it and a way to get it back.

The Internet was replaced by a dual system created in 2014: a fiber optic network called "Net2Cash".  It has a speed of one hundred Petabits per second (equivalent to 100 million Gigabits per second or 100,000 million Megabits per second).  We no longer talk about Megabytes or Gigabytes because that is old school.  Nowadays a couple of Exabites store the content of all written by man, from books and newspapers to the Sumerian clay tablets; from Inca quipus and Egyptian hieroglyphs to all…


Added by Javier Rodriguez on May 9, 2014 at 6:07am — No Comments

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