In the Wall Street Journal this week, Ed Nash said it’s now imperative to have a mobile web presence. He says the Web 3.0 party is already in full swing, so those who aren’t on mobile better get their dancing shoes on — it’s time to go mobile. “With half of the total U.S. population already accessing the Web through smart phones and tablets, a mobile platform is a necessity.” —Ed Nash Nash also says that to engage in the

Musicians are surprisingly behind when it comes to going mobile — this infographic, put together by Mashable in preparation for SXSW says nearly 91 percent of band websites provide a poor mobile experience. But for big music festivals and other on-the-go events where users hear about many bands for the first time, it’s extremely important to offer good information to a mobile user. More fans, more merchandise sales, and more ticket sales next time the band comes to their hometown. A

A few weeks ago, the USDA’s Farm Service Agency went mobile, and it made pretty big news, surprisingly (at least here in Iowa): “Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse said as more farmers and ranchers are using mobile devices and high-tech tools, so the government must keep up.” —KCCI Good reasoning. Good strategy. So we took a look. This is what we found: This is not the best of mobile websites. It may be more readable