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Shouting from the Rooftops: Blog Goes Big

I don’t usually like to shout about my successes from the rooftops, but in the past week two fantastic opportunities have landed in my lap that I would like to share.

Starting today, I will be writing a regular column on the media, telecom and Internet industries in Canada for the online edition of the leading English-language, national newspaper in Canada, the Globe and Mail. The column will appear in the GlobeTech section every second Tuesday and can be found here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/digital-culture/dwayne-winseck/the-struggle-for-the-future-of-media-in-canada/article1989836/

I have also joined the Internet advocacy group, OpenMedia.ca, to be their ‘Chief Policy Blogger’. Open Media’s ‘Stop-the-Meter’ campaign has gained more than a half million signatures opposing efforts afoot to transform the Internet in Canada into a pay-per model ruled by ‘bandwidth caps’ and ‘excess usage charges’. The group has put the politics of the Internet in the public spotlight in ways that few could have imagined. Their introduction to the role that I will play with them can be found here and my first post specially for them is here.

Thank you everyone for reading and, in some cases, subscribing to my blog. It’s been a great help in bringing some very exciting and worthwhile things my way.

cheers,

Dwayne

Categories: Internet
  1. Stuart Moscoe
    April 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Congratulations. I just read your article in the Globe and Mail and followed the link here. The media control issue in Canada is very serious. You have presented a thoughtful and to the point article which explains the situation well.
    I have been reading Tim Wu’s, “The Master Switch”, and see the relationship from the past media and telecom battles to the present. Hopefully, the CRTC and those who appoint board members will take a more thorough view of how the current telecom/media conglomerates are trying to stifle communication and innovation.

    • April 25, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you very much, Stuart. Funny, I’m reading, actually re-reading Tim Wu’s Master Switch right now as well. It’s a fantastic read and instructive about what we might want to do now. Hopefully people will read it, and act accordingly.

  2. Frederick Emrich
    April 22, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Wow! Congratulations, Dwayne! Caught your excellent piece at the G&M a few moments ago and followed that here. Glad to hear about the openmedia.ca gig as well. Will check it out shortly! Best, Rick

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