Internet in 2020

Will Google make us stupid?

Will the internet enhance or detract from reading, writing, and rendering of knowledge?

Is the next wave of innovation in technology, gadgets, and applications pretty clear now, or will the most interesting developments between now and 2020 come “out of the blue”?

Will the end-to-end principle of the internet still prevail in 10 years, or will there be more control of access to information?

Will it be possible to be anonymous online or not by the end of the decade?

via The Future of the Internet IV | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

Time Magazine interview about Internet, politics and Italy

I am very happy Time Magazine asked me to answer to a few questions about Internet in Italy. I don’ like what is going on now, but this is Italy today.

Some say that Italy’s ruling class is just struggling to keep pace with the Internet revolution. “Italy’s political culture is far removed from new technology,” says Luca Conti, 34, a blogger in the coastal city of Senigallia. “They’re not even focused yet on how to control the Internet since they haven’t even figured out how to use it to their advantage.” Case in point: more than 100,000 people attended an anti-Berlusconi rally in Rome last month that was organized on Facebook, but the top opposition politicians snubbed the event. Conti says the country’s leaders — left, right and center — are still focused solely on reaching the public via TV and newspapers. And unlike the Internet, the movers and shakers of the old media are some very familiar faces.

Berlusconi vs. Google: Will Italy Censor YouTube?

Berlin, I am coming

Web 2.0 Expo Europe is just around the corner and it is not all. My week in Berlin will start next saturday with an International BarCamp and will continue with an International Girl Geek Dinner monday night.

…and there is something more!

Just to confirm that you have a place at the the Blogger Roundtable with Tim O’Reilly and conference chairs Jennifer Pahlka, Brady Forrest, which is going to take place on Wednesday, October 22, 11:10am – 12pm.

A special conversation with the Web 2.0 guru only for a limited number of European bloggers… isn’it great?

Let’s meet in Berlin!

The GDD invitation list follows:

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Why I am a FriendFeed addicted

I completely agree with Alexey Bersenev about the power of FriendFeed:

1. FF currently one of the smartest ways to keep updated in areas of your interests, because you’re reading like-minded users shared items;
2. FF is one of the best and fastest ways to get opinions and suggestions about your post/idea/product from “experts” and get answers for any question;
3. FF is an incredible networking tool, which can lead to collaboration and creative ideas, which finally can increase productivity of your work;

What’s Your FriendFeed account?