Monthly Archives: August 2008

Carnival of the Mobilists #138

This week at the mobhappy blog:

“This week’s Carnival of the Mobilists is back at MobHappy – actually where it all started back in October 2005. Since then, the Carnival has thrived as a place to showcase the best writing about mobile in the blogosphere.”

Happy reading….

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Carnival of the Mobilists #137

Another Monday, another Carnival, hosted this week by mobilejones. Lots of iPhone news and some twittering.

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Carnival of the Mobilists #136

It’s Monday, so time for a new Carnival of the Mobilists, hosted this week on the allaboutiPhone blog. Lots of interesting posts as usual. My favorite of the week is the SmartMob post on alternative 2008 Olympic coverage. If you’re as sick as I am of the NBC commentators and their coverage which seems to include more stories about American athletes than actual coverage of events, it’s worth a look. The post definitely provides some different ways to experience the Olympics, all made possible by mobile and wireless technologies.

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Saving the Internet, One ISP at a Time…

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Since my last post on the Net Neutrality debate, there have been some developments that are positive. On August 1st, the FCC punished ComCast for illegally blocking Internet content. For the full story, see the SavetheInternet site, and particularly this post on the historic FCC decision. An excerpt:

In a landmark decision, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein approved a bipartisan “enforcement order” that would require Comcast to stop blocking and publicly disclose its methods for manipulating Internet traffic.

Tests by the Associated Press and others showed that Comcast blocked users’ legal peer-to-peer transmissions by sending fake signals that cut off the connection between file-sharers. Today’s decision follows a months-long FCC investigation, launched in response to a complaint from Free Press and Public Knowledge urging the federal agency to stop Comcast’s blocking.

More detailed information on the FCC decision can also be found here. This is good news, also for education. However, heavy filtering of Internet content is still common practice in many schools. Unfortunately, the FCC can’t help us there …

And as stated here , “This victory is monumental. But the fight to safeguard Net Neutrality is far from over.”

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Back from Vacation, and the Carnivals Just Keep on Coming

After a short break, I’m back. While I was on vacation doing nothing, the Carnivals just kept on coming. Here are the most recent ones:

Carnival #133 at Vision Mobile (lots of posts about the iPhone 3G)

Carnival #134 at MoPocket (with a nice post about mobile learning by Judy Breck)

Carnival #135 at Mobile Point View (an Olympic-themed issue).


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