One for you, and one for you. Sharing is the future.

Most of us learned about sharing when we were toddlers. Now AT&T is getting in on the action with the hint that it might start offering a shared data plan for people who have more than one mobile device. In other words, if you have a phone and a tablet, you might soon be able to share mobile data  allotments between the two. To be fair, it already offers a shared minutes plan, so let’s call this a “re-learning” lesson about sharing. From Reuters:

AT&T customers currently have to sign on for separate data plans for every wireless device they want to connect to its network. But this could change, according to de la Vega, who discussed linking wireless data plans between tablet computers and smartphones.

There’s no set date for the shared plan. In fact, it was only hinted at during an investor meeting. My guess is that the plans will cost more than what you’re paying now, but it sure beats paying for three or more net connections (home/phone/tablet).

Over 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews are expected to gather at Citi Field in New York on Sunday to discuss the Internet. Why didn’t they just start a Facebook group or Google Hangout? Because the Internet is a dangerous place. At least, that’s what participants think, and that’s why they’re getting together. They want to figure out, as the New York Times puts it, “how to use [the Internet] in a religiously responsible way.” The event is so popular that organizers have rented out Arthur Ashe stadium, which can hold up to 20,000 more people in an overflow.
Organizers aren’t out to ban the Internet, but they are concerned with the kind of no-holds-barred access and addictive nature to things like pornography and social media.
Again from the Times:

At both stadiums, only men are invited, because of the ultra-Orthodox practice of strict gender separation. The meeting will be broadcast live to audiences of women in schools and event halls in Borough Park and Flatbush in Brooklyn and in other ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods, according to Hamodia, a newspaper serving the Orthodox.

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