(Another) Battle for the Net.

Posted in SoForth, This I Believe, WhatNot on September 9th, 2014 by Diva

And it’s just as serious as before, if not more.

See, this is what the Internet will look like if we don’t step up and fight for Net Neutrality:

Net Neutrality

Seriously. Cable and phone companies are trying to throttle the free and open web so they can charge people more to have faster Internet. That means users who can’t afford to pay more will no longer have the access we all democratically enjoy right now. From the folks at the forefront of this fight, Battle For The Net:

Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.

Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?

Keep the Internet Weird

On September 10th [TOMORROW], just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here.

Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown.

No Seriously People

Just be sure to do SOMETHING to let the greedy behemoth corporations know:

The free and open Internet genie is NOT going back in the bottle.

#InternetSlowdown

This I Believe – Part CXLXVII.

Posted in This I Believe on April 23rd, 2013 by Diva

Chasing an ideal and reaching for a dream are desires for the future; following your bliss, that’s for now.

Still here?

Why?

This I Believe – Part CXLXVI.

Posted in This I Believe on March 21st, 2013 by Diva

In the land of the one-eyed, the two-eyed man can correctly gauge how far away everyone else is.

This I Believe – Part CXLXV.

Posted in This I Believe on October 19th, 2012 by Diva

There is no reward for being a good person. Fortunately, there’s no punishment, either.

This I Believe – Part CXLXIV.

Posted in This I Believe on September 11th, 2012 by Diva

If a text conversation takes three or more responses, just freakin’ call already.

This I Believe – Part CXLXIII.

Posted in This I Believe on August 13th, 2012 by Diva

Second chances are rare. Third chances are just stupid.

This I Believe – Part CXLXII.

Posted in This I Believe on July 5th, 2012 by Diva

It may be hard to tell the truth, but it’s easy to not tell a lie.

This I Believe – Part CXLXI.

Posted in This I Believe on June 6th, 2012 by Diva

In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is burned as a witch.

This I Believe – Part CXLX.

Posted in This I Believe on April 3rd, 2012 by Diva

Talk of the weather is the very definition of “small talk.”

This I Believe – Part CXLIX.

Posted in This I Believe on December 22nd, 2011 by Diva

The difference between a believer and a skeptic is the ability to separate fact from fiction while still learning from both.