Reports that “Twitter Can Censor by Country” is a perfect example of how the world is changing the Internet. Change is a two-way street. Conventional wisdom that only assumes the Internet is changing the world risks being blind-sided by the Internet’s underappreciated exa-trend: how the world is changing the Internet.

See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post: “Twitter Realpolitik & the Sovereignization of the Internet” to learn about Twitter’s new realpolitik and how sovereign powers will increasingly be asserting themselves vis a vis the Internet.

 

At CES, the FCC signaled that it opposed any effort by Congress to give the FCC policy direction or to establish any checks and balances on the FCC in authorizing incentive auctions of prime TV broadcast spectrum.

See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post “FCC Seeks Unbounded Spectrum Auction Authority” to see why the the FCC’s lack of regulatory humility here is so stunning.

 

Since most people focus on how the Internet is changing the world, few focus on the reverse — how much the world is changing the Internet.
 
See My Forbes Tech Capitalist blog post to learn the “Seven Ways the World is Changing the Internet.
 

To see how the call for the FCC to investigate the allegation that Verizon is blocking Google Wallet is a misinformed Emily Litella rant, please see my Forbes Tech Capitalist Blog post.

The kerfuffle that paints the Google Wallet App as an innocent victim of Verizon blocking — in violation of an “open” Internet and net neutrality regulations — completely misses the forest for the trees. This conflict revolves around two ongoing industry battles.

To see what this kerfuffle is really all about, read my Forbes Tech Capitalist post Android’s Pickpocket Behind Google Wallet.