Sunday, May 14, 2006

Things to do when you're incensed: Save the internet

US law makers are currently moving to end net neutrality, which would set an alarming precedent for the rest of us in the Americas; and believe you me Caribbean nationals our ISPs will be more than happy to join on the bandwagon.
Congress is pushing a law that would abandon the Internet's First Amendment -- a principle called Network Neutrality that prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work best for you -- based on what site pays them the most.

So following the Martian Anthropologist's lead here are a few Sunday "Things to do".

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Read "Why You Should Care About Network Neutrality".
  3. Blog about the issue. No blog? No problem. The office water cooler will serve. Just don't be silent.
  4. Link to on your blog.
  5. If you're a US citizen nag your boys (and girls) in Congress.
  6. Email,the corporate bigwigs at your ISP to make sure they know you're not down with this move. Remember, you're the consumer. Your $ = Clout

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