The Internet has done much to level the playing field for people looking to launch businesses and even more so those looking to grow them, but there is still some ways to go in terms of removing the blinds of a perceived Web-based utopia.
It's the second day at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco. While the other members of the HuffPost tech team on site have been pursuing sessions on Android and Google Glass, I've been focused on something much more mundane: the World Wide Web.
Inevitably, I will lose touch with some aspects of modern culture. Headlines that only use first names are often a mystery. I still know that 'Jessica' probably refers to Ms. Simpson but 'Kris' is off my radar. So it goes.
The Internet has matured to the point where our online and our offline lives have merged. We're leaving behind worshiping at the altar of algorithms and entering a brave new world of community, connections and engagement.
At precisely 12:34 a.m. on Friday morning, the Egyptian government apparently shut down Internet access not just from but into Egypt. That is, Egypt didn't lose Internet access: the Internet lost Egypt.
While some of the best documentaries draw our attention to little-known corners of the world, producer Rachel Dretzin has been blowing up our preconceptions by training her lenses on the what's around us right now.