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"Cingular to Let…"

By - December 18, 2006

So, read this headline from I Want Media, and tell me what’s deeply wrong with it:

Cingular Plan to Let Users Post to MySpace Blogs



Cingular Wireless customers will be able to access the content from MySpace, under a new plan. Cingular cellphone customers will be able to post to their MySpace blogs while also sending and receiving e-mail. Cellphones are more and more becoming mini-entertainment devices.

Yep. The whole “Cingular to Let…” concept. I mean, my God. Since when do I give a shit about what Cingular will or will not let me do? It’s so damn typical of gatekeeper distributors. Ugh. MySpace best beware. Cutting too many of these deals with the dumbass devil, and the folks who made you # 1 will abandon you for someone who understands the value of open networks.


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4 thoughts on “"Cingular to Let…"

  1. Hiroko says:

    That’s the telco way, though, just like Verizon with YouTube (“no streaming video except through our paid Vcast service!”). If you want to see the future of the Internet without Net Neutrality, just look at cellular providers.

  2. Mike says:

    Anyone who spends so much time as to type in individual words on a tiny number pad to post a short message on MySpace has WAY too much time on his/her hands. Go outside! Enjoy FRESH air. But I do agree with Hiroko. Wave bye-bye to net neutrality and say hello to highest bidder.

  3. dumbfounder says:

    “Cutting too many of these deals with the dumbass devil, the folks who made you # 1 will abandon you for someone who understands the value of open network”

    I never ever ever ever ever ever see that happening. According to their users all they did was give them more access to MySpace. That’s what they want.

    My hope is that the providers will start striking more deals like this, and then eventually it leads to open networks via a race to have the most features. I can dream can’t I?

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