A vision for the future
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Name: Thomas Lowenhaupt
From: New York
Bio: Founder of Connecting.nyc Inc.
Area of Expertise: Advocate/Voice of the People
Headline: City TLDs To Recenter Internet in Communities
Nutshell: In 2010 the ICANN will allow city TLDs (top level domains) for the first time, allowing cities to develop their traditional proximity roles for the digital era.
Cities have traditionally been places where ideas mingled and emerged in new forms. This proximity role has been challenged by the Internet's global reach. In my home town, people have .com, .org, .net and dozens of other TLDs housing their ideas and activities. We've become dependent on search engines to try and find our neighbors.
Date Submitted: 8/13/2008