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What is Net Neutrality?

Update: Read more about the upcoming vote at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/02/fcc-net-neutrality-feb-vote_n_6408854.html. According to Wikipedia, net neutrality is …the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_neutrality) But what does this truly mean for Internet users? According to net neutrality, high volume users would be charged the same amount as low volume users. Currently, many national carriers charge extra...

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Windows 8 – Beginnings of a Bridge?

The landscape is changing rapidly as we move closer to the eventual convergence of handheld devices, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs. What was once fantasy is now reality, while at the same time new technologies are around the corner that promise to dramatically shift our way of life. Today’s TechRepublic blog featured a post by Patrick Gray about the Windows 8 tablet (Windows 8 tablet: Split personality OS is a potential killer feature). What I found interesting in this...

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SOPA and PIPA Are Dead…Or Are They?

It appears that both SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) have been taken out of consideration in their current forms. The outrage expressed by web users, including heavyweights like Google, Wikipedia, WordPress.org and others landed on sensitive ears. What concerns me though, is that the respective bills were not scrapped, just taken out of play for now so that more study can be done. I assure you… this isn’t over by any stretch of...

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What Is In A Plan

Before any serious web optimization can occur, website owners must have a target in mind for what they want to accomplish. Many companies will sell Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services with no thought about what a client wants or needs to achieve. We encourage clients to engage the services of a professional who will help them develop a marketing plan that takes into consideration every aspect of their business. Web presence is only one ingredient of the marketing mix...

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SOPA and PIPA News

Two major pieces of legislation are making their way through the US Congress; the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House and the Protect IP Act in the Senate. While each may sound prudent on the surface, the danger that lurks in the bowels of the law’s content could dramatically hinder the free commerce we currently enjoy on the Internet. Consider this from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writing in ZDNet.com: …SOPA and PIPA are bad laws. If enacted, a copyright holder could,...

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