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When the U.N. Clashes with the Internet: The Crisis of Legitimacy of Representation

My latest blogpost comes via the World Economic Forum’s Blog. In it I discuss the crisis inherent in the recent conflict between the International Telecomunications Union and the members of the internet. I also discuss how this crisis manifests itself in both the news media as well as the private sector. Check it out here: […]

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Alberto Acosta, La Izquierda Unida y El Poder Transformativo del Internet en Ecuador

Los últimos anuncios de La Coordinadora Plurinacional de Izquierdas, liderado por el ex aliado del gobierno Alberto Acosta, denota como se esta evolucionando el país. Primero, la elección de la afro-ecuatoriana María Caicedo como binomio demuestra que los grupos minoritarios están cada vez mas visibles en la política ecuatoriana: tal como mencioné en mi ultimo […]

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Google V. The French Media: Who Will Surrender?

By Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo If you’re either a techie or a media junkie you’re likely aware that Google and the French media are currently barreling down the information highway in each other’s direction playing a high stakes game of chicken. Google, operating on the assumption that the French always surrender (do I need to say which side […]

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The Secret of A Successful Young Entrepreneur

I usually temper the amount of alcohol I consume when in a professional setting because when under the influence I tend to lose the split second of judgment that determines when a question is appropriate or not. On this occasion (this was while still with my previous employer), however, with a belly full of red wine […]

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Why Would Google Make glasses and Sell Fiber-Optic Internet in Kansas?

After a prolonged absence from my blog resulting from extensive travel (both work and pleasure), I’ve come back with two blog posts on the subject of my former employer, Google. The questions I want to set out to address in this post is why would Google want to make and sell glasses and why would […]

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Digital Democracy Series: Can ubiquitous connectivity make political parties obsolete?

If I think ahead into what I want the world to look like in 30 years, one of my hopes is that connectivity will be so ubiquitous that we no longer need political parties to act as the primary means through which we practice democracy. I say ‘practice’ democracy because democracy is, like the act of […]

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Enabling Economies of Sharing Through Social Media

One of the reasons why I get excited about social media and ubiquitous connectivity is because of the potential to develop economies of sharing. Whether you realize it or not you already contribute to economies of sharing: for example, what finances many of the websites you visit is your ability to share information about yourself with advertisers […]

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The Internet/Globalization is Spreading Western Values

I should start by saying that this blog post represents the initial stages of a thought process that is far from complete and I’m not quite happy with my ability to clearly explain myself yet. My hope therefore is that the reader will consider the ideas contained herein as a proposal for a discussion as […]

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The internet is making us better people, and Joseph Kony proves it.

I’ve been neglecting my blog lately as a result of professional and personal travel but it certainly hasn’t been as a result of a lack of ideas or inspiration. I In fact, just now I came from a meeting with Argentine Technologist Santiago Siri and our conversation made me connect the dots between a few different […]

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Why does Google Fear Facebook?

Someone asked me recently why Google is afraid of Facebook, and why it would feel the urge to launch a social network to challenge Facebook’s core business. After all, Facebook gets social and it does it quite well. Google, on the other hand, does search better than anyone. On the surface they appear to be […]

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