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It Might Cost A Lot More To Hear Hip-Hop On The Internet Without Net Neutrality

Today (May 18), the Federal Communications Commission enacted its latest round in the fight against net neutrality, a somewhat nebulous issue that hasn't become as much of a household name as, say, Russiagate. However, outside of climate change, there may not be another issue that directly affects the daily lives... Read more

You Will Not See Adult Videos The Same After Hearing Brother Ali’s New Song (Audio)

Yesterday (May 5), Brother Ali released All The Beauty In This Whole Life, an LP which unequivocally continues the Rhymesayers MC's career-long history of addressing the personal and universally relatable through his music. This time around, the Minnesotan keeps it 100% about being the white father to a Black son, being... Read more

The Post-Information Age Is Here & It Is Drowning Us In Straight Garbage

For every moment we live in the Information Age, we live two in the Misinformation Age. The Internet has both democratized and degraded information, providing us with all we could ever want to know about the world, and a lot of stuff that is untrue, misleading, offensive; in a word,... Read more

A Powerful New Filtering System Could Help Silence Online Abuse

Harassment in the digital age has become an issue both omnipresent and difficult to address, given the anonymity of the Internet and the relative ease with which we can ignore those with whom we don't wish to communicate. Nevertheless, it remains a toxic and dangerous reality for millions who encounter... Read more

A Debate About Law Enforcement & Social Media Is Redefining Policing In the Internet Age

The deaths of Philando Castile and Korryn Gaines brought into sharp focus a national conversation about social media's real-time capabilities and their relationship to operations of law enforcement. In each case, video of a police-involved incident was made available for mass consumption, effectively turning what would otherwise be reported into... Read more

Misplaced Hate Makes Disgrace: Changes Are Addressing Online Racial Profiling (Audio)

Nextdoor is a social-media platform that connects people with their real-life neighbors and cultivates an online community where residents can communicate with one another. It serves as a virtual town hall, community bulletin board, and crime-watch group, but because it functions as an extension of real-world functions, there are some... Read more

Online Trolling Is An Epidemic & It’s Threatening Our Way of Life

It's the nastiest by-product of the social-media revolution, and one that far too many experience either passively or directly on a daily basis. It's called trolling, but despite its somewhat whimsical name, it has become a modern-day plight that ranges from the harmless to the heinous. As explored by Ambrosia... Read more

The Era of Free Music Could Be Coming to An End

Any music fan actively involved with the digital age has come to learn that the relationship between the internet and musicians can be tempestuous. On the one hand, consuming music for free has become the default practice while on the other, artists themselves are often suffering because of it. For... Read more

In a Major Win for Web Users, Net Neutrality Prevails in Court (Video)

Net neutrality has been a focal point in many recent headlines relating to the worlds of public life, the internet, and access to technology. Though not as commonly referred to as issues like global warming or gun control, the implications of net neutrality are nonetheless vast and affect anyone with... Read more

Forget Presidential Candidates. Are Our Computers Also Racist and Sexist? (Audio)

Austin, Texas is currently the place to be for music industry insiders, with a whole host of artists performing across a spectrum of genres. However, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival is not just a place to get put up on the next hottest artist; it's also a well-established platform... Read more

The Hip-Hop Generation’s Online Influence Is Being Co-Opted by Nearly Everyone

2015 has seen the rise of things like meme culture, Vines, and the Snapchat effect - all trends directly correlated to the merging of youth and technology. With the advent of Instagram and similar apps, internet culture has become a virtual playground, where creatives both young and old are creating... Read more

Keeping It Real: How A Facebook Policy Is Changing The Name Of The Game

In recent months, viral campaigns have addressed Facebook's crackdown on users posting on the site under false names, most of which are monikers or stage names. Facebook's policies can have a far-reaching effect, particularly for those who use social media as not only a means of communication, but also self-expression. According... Read more

Public Enemy’s Chuck D Discusses Being 1 of the 1st Internet Rap Artists (Video)

Public Enemy are often cited as being lyrical and sonic pioneers. However, their trend-setting career moves are sometimes overlooked. Chuck D speaks to HardKnock TV about the group being one of the first major label Rap acts to go independent and embrace the Internet as the distribution platform of the... Read more

The Internet – Partners in Crime Pt. 2

The group The Internet is affiliated with Odd Future and has recently gained more recognition due to their work on Mac Miller's Watching Movies with the Sound Off album. They are an incredibly soulful (some might say neo-soul) group of musicians that play live instruments to make some of the... Read more

Google is the gatekeeper of virtually all information on the web. Here's what they're CEO had to say about the future of information.

Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, recently spoke extensively on the future of  the gathering, indexing and dissemination of information at the Techonomy conference, a gathering of people from around the globe seeking to use technology to solve the world's big problems.  Click here to read some of the thoughts he shared. ... Read more

Is Facebook the New Internet

Is Facebook integrating itself into all things on the web and potentially mobile?  Click here to read Mark Cuban’s take..... Read more

What is the Future of Media?

This comprehensive study of the media consumption habits of 8-18 year olds offers a preview of how media primarily will be used in the future.  Click here for the article. .... Read more

Net Neutrality – Do You Want Internet Service Providers Controlling What You Can Access Over the Web?

Court’s decision may have a fundamental access on what content you can access via the web, at what speed you can access that content and which companies control those things.  Is the Internet the new cable? .... Read more