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New forms of participatory media have changed public discourse,
enabling people to publish, share and disseminate their own media
creations. But will only the affluent be able to play?

The collapse of journalism and the rise of commercialism is sparking a
reform movement that will fight to ensure the First Amendment endures
in the digital age.

We don't need to buy a network to get our message out--just creatively
use an array of low-cost tools from the Internet to iPods, cellphones
and whatever comes next.

If the promise of new media is to be fulfilled, progressives must chart
a course of activism that confronts the increasing concentration of
ownership among the Big Media powerhouses.

The growing potential for netroots activists to define issues, mobilize voters and raise significant amounts of money drew politicians to the national
gathering, eager to leverage their advantage with netroots.

The massive immigrant rights protests drew participants via
technology-driven organizing, from text messaging to social networks
like MySpace. Is this the shape of political campaigns to come?

Despite pressure from Internet mavens, Congress edged closer this week to a pay-as-you-go Internet.

The real world is becoming more like a computer game every day. I worry that the computer itself is breeding little cyberhumans who will wander among us, sucking the humanity out of our ears.

Thanks to aggressive recruiting tactics and a complaisant Congress,
online enrollments at the University of Phoenix and its spinoff, Axia
College, are soaring. So are student debt and disaffection.

Google and other telecom giants are wooing cities with plans to create public Wi-Fi grids. But there's no such thing as a free digital lunch: The price we pay is a loss of online privacy.

Blogs

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

November 10, 2014

The FCC is reportedly considering a “hybrid” plan that could still leave us with exactly what we don’t want: fast lanes for the 1% and slow lanes for everybody else.

November 6, 2014

We're running out of time to fight for net neutrality.

September 10, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

“This is exactly why we need Net Neutrality. We don’t want to live in a world where Comcast or AT&T gets to decide which side of the story you see.”

August 1, 2014

Civil rights groups seem willing to sell out their own members for a buck.

July 25, 2014

The organization is calling out members of the CBC it believes are siding with the telecom industry over the interests of everyday Internet users.

July 14, 2014