Last night I stayed up late, working on a grad school recommendation for one of my PK colleagues. As usual, I had my Twitter feed open, and right around midnight, I heard an unusual amount of chirping for that hour. Why? Tech reporters were writing that the FCC had just announced that its December 21st meeting agenda would propose rules for an open Internet, or network neutrality. The Chairman would circulate draft rules and an accompanying explanation, or order, to his colleagues, which would then be voted on in the December meeting.
Last week we released a video (embedded above) illustrating how the potentially awesome Skype app for the Droid is actually an epic fail of a shell game. For those of you that missed it, the Verizon Wireless mobile version of Skype, the program that lets you make free and low cost calls over the Internet, actually uses Verizon’s voice network to make calls. Furthermore, it prevents you from connecting to a WiFi hotspot in order to use the Internet to connect.