Recently the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it would
explore new ways to make Internet access more accessible to low-income
families. According to a press statement by FCC Chairman Julius
Genachowski, he will be ordering drastic changes to the Lifeline
low-income telecommunications connectivity program, which was developed
to help low-income Americans pay for telephone connectivity.
Want to sell or buy something online? E-Bay is the cyber shopping mall
for millions but according to a new study called "Race Effects on
E-Bay," compiled by researchers from Harvard and Yale who tested the
different experiences of Black and white people selling things on E-Bay,
your race makes a difference on the Internet site.
Log on to Facebook and you will undoubtedly come up with countless
complaints about the social networking service, which has over 800
million users. Although it is the most popular to date, users seem
frustrated with everything from the layout to the lack of privacy it
afford its users. This is why Google has stepped up efforts to compete
with Facebook with the introduction of its own social networking service
and website, Google+.
Major climate issues were discussed, but critics claim not much action
came from the UN climate talks that recently ended in Durban, South
Africa. The Durban Climate Change Conference negotiated many issues, including a
package deal that would resettle negotiations so that every country is
in agreement to create a fund to help developing countries cope,
create green technologies, and extend the Kyoto Protocol a few more