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Facebook Just Smashed 'Six Degrees Of Separation' To Bits

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology

You've heard of six degrees of separation? It's the theory that you and pretty much any random stranger can be linked through a chain of up to six so...

NYC's Links Vital for LGBT

Chris Wood | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Wood

To a disheartened, forgotten, and frustrated LGBT youth - homeless, scared, and desperate - access to the internet can be everything. It can be access to support, to services, to friends. It can be the ability to find shelter for the night, food for the day, and a coat for the cold.

A Giant Leap in 2016? Africa Is Narrowing its Techno-Gap

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.31.2015 | Technology
David Tereshchuk

Though for many of us the year ahead may look pretty dismal, 2016 promises one great breakthrough - a major step toward ending Africa's particular and hobbling form of the great Digital Divide.

Fewer Americans Are Using Home Broadband To Go Online

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.21.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- More Americans are shunning costly home broadband and using their cellphones to get online, a new survey shows. Eighty percent of U....

Airport Wi-Fi Hacks You Need To Know Before You Fly

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Joe Oliveto Credit: Shutterstock Airports are the worst. Food is overpriced, people are rude, and the TSA procedures remind you of that ni...

Global Internet Growth Is Slowing Down, U.N. Reports

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.21.2015 | Technology

GENEVA (Reuters) -- Growth in the number of people with access to the Internet is slowing, and more than half the world's population is still offline...

Solve Literacy, Digital Literacy Will Follow

Brij Kothari | Posted 08.28.2015 | Education
Brij Kothari

September 8 is International Literacy Day. Even though Google's recent restructuring has nothing to do with literacy, it is a curious fact that the parent company that Larry Page and Sergey Brin created, is called, Alphabet. As Larry wrote in his blog, speaking for Sergey and himself:

White House Wants To Close Homework Gap

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

The White House launched a new Housing and Urban Development program Wednesday to connect low-income households in dozens of communitie...

Internet Access Is Critical to Development

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

The vision of Global Fund for Women is to create a just, equitable, and sustainable world in which women and girls have the resources, voice, choice, and opportunities to realize their human rights.

FCC Wants Subsidized Broadband Internet For Poor

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - The top U.S. communications regulator on Thursday revealed a plan to expand a government phone subsidy program for low-...

Too Common a Story -- The Homework Gap

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

"Hey, that's my story!" my mentee Adan Gonzalez blurted out as I read him some of the preliminary findings from a study the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, myCollegeOptions and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conducted called Taking the Pulse of the High School Student in America.

Homeless Man Helps Shelter Get Internet So Others Can Find Jobs

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact

To Wayne Samuelson, Internet access made the difference between employment and living without an income. The U.S. veteran -- who's been homeless fo...

Internet.Not

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.13.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Mark Zuckerberg's plan for world domination is in deep trouble. The billionaire Facebook founder recently took to his social network in a bid to save Internet.org, his plan to give billions of the planet's poorest people a limited taste of the World Wide Web.

There's A Big Problem With Internet Access In The U.S.

AP | By FELICIA FONSECA and DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people...

Timothy Stenovec

Cable Companies Won't Let Cord Cutters Go Without A Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.26.2015 | Technology

Your options for how to watch TV continue to grow, but cable companies could make you pay dearly if you want to “cut the cord.” Sony and Dish ...

Ensuring Internet Equality For All

Bill de Blasio | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

It's no secret I consider income inequality the greatest challenge of our time. And whether you're my age or my teenage son Dante's, it's clear: the Internet has become fundamental to solving it.

Embracing the Future: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, fifty more individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support our grantees.

12 Numbers That Show America's Internet Has An Equality Problem

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology

Here's what is keeping people from web access.

Dana Liebelson

In Surprising Move, Sprint Endorses Net Neutrality

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sprint has come out in support of granting the government strong authority to enforce net neutrality, bucking the trend of cell phone ca...

FCC Chief Tom Wheeler Suggests That He Will Back Strict Net Neutrality Rules

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

(Adds new Wheeler quotes background on net neutrality rulemaking, reaction) By Alina Selyukh and Malathi Nayak WASHINGT...

FCC Chair Wants Faster Speeds For Internet Broadband

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. FCC on Wednesday proposed raising the definition of the high-speed Internet to downloads at 25 megabits pe...

What Are You Doing After Hour of Code?

Techbridge Girls | Posted 02.07.2015 | Education
Techbridge Girls

Hour of Code offers an introduction to computer science that helps demystify code and shows that anybody can learn the basics. Last year over 15 million students in more than 180 countries participated.

Why Many Americans Still Don't Have Internet Access, In 4 Charts

Katy Hall | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology

In some American cities, up to 40 percent of households don't have an Internet connection, according to a new analysis based on census data. Bill C...

Providing a Lifeline to Broadband Internet Access

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Wade Henderson, Esq.

Modernizing Lifeline is within the FCC's mandate as the administrator of the Lifeline program. Chairman Wheeler should focus on real modernization and ignore politically motivated attempts to deny telephone service to low-income people.

New Ideas About Online Community.. From Africa

Katrin Macmillan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Katrin Macmillan

Part of the excitement of expanding access is not just that we're connecting people, but we're developing a new and better way to think about online community.