If you think the most common cyber scam still involves deposed Nigerian royalty eliciting your help to extract fortunes from African banks, your time machine has stalled. Cyber ninjas have become far more creative, sophisticated and inscrutable.
Even as the Internet has opened the gates of information and replaced the gatekeeping function of major news media, the American news audience has become more close-minded it its desire to consider diverse opinions.
In theory, the availability of these new URL endings means that you'll type in 'Ford.car' instead of 'Ford.com'... or will you? It will take a lot of retraining to get us to type in anything besides dot com in a web browser.
Net Neutrality protects a level playing field on the Internet, where anyone can connect, create and innovate. Without Net Neutrality, Al Franken says, Internet service providers would be able to return as gatekeepers to all expression.
AOL does appear to have an opportunity to create the Time, Inc. for the 21st Century. The tools, building blocks, and scale are there. But it's not going to happen without a very clear strategy. And right now, AOL's content strategy is a mess.