Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Social Shift and iPhone

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Monday 12th March 2012

  • Your iPhone Is Political: Mobile Democracy

    by Nilay Patel, Josh Levy, Parul Desai and Katherine Maher

    By 2014, more of us will access the Internet with mobile devices than with desktops or laptops. Android phones, iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices are quickly becoming our primary gateways to the Internet.

    Everything we do online -- the ways that we produce news, organize our communities, and communicate with each other -- will increasingly depend on access to these devices and the broadband data connections they provide.

    Meanwhile, wireless companies are seeking to determine what content we can see and how we can access it. As users fight for control over their mobile experience, it's fair to say that your Android or iPhone is political.

    This panel of policy experts, tech journalists and public interest advocates will discuss how demographic and social shifts are changing how we use mobile devices and networks, how carriers and the public are fighting for control over them, and how good policies can protect consumers from wireless carrier abuse.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday 12th March

    In Salon J, Hilton Austin Downtown