From September 2005 to June 2006 a team of thirteen scholars at the The University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication explored how new and maturing networking technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with content, media sources, other individuals and groups, and the world that surrounds us.
This site documents the process and the results.
Over at Slashdot, Clay Shirky blogs a boston.com article on how the telecos are lobbying the feds to allow them to create a two-tiered system for Internet delivery, in which they will be able to deliver their products faster than those of their competitors, thereby allowing them to derive revenue from their content. Back to the discussion we had a while ago over here. Is this the end of the free Internet or the end of the telcos?