If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do?
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?
On September 10th, 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: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown
Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!
via Battle For The Net.
I note with pleasure that Dave comments on the (as yet far from) groundswell that is the resurgence of blogging. Yea us! 🙂 [edited]
I’ve not been able to log in to my hosting company, cornerhost.com, since they upgraded over a year ago. I can update this blog and have downloaded my data files but can’t manage email domains, ftp files, or any of the other stuff you might like to do having you own remotely hosted domains. So, firstname.lastname@example.org , if you’re out there there, let me know. ‘Cause I’m shopping around.
Long time bloggers from the EditThisPage universe may remember Dave Rogers (aka, Commander Dave, blogging at Time’s Shadow, Groundhog Day, Nice Marmot). His father Jack (Sailor Jack) passed last night. Our thoughts are with the Rogers family and with Dave.
For some time I’ve been trying to get ahold of email@example.com who runs Cornerhost where this site and others are hosted. I can’t FTP or or do any of the other protocols to access my sites. The control panel at cornerhost.net won’t send messages and his email addy has a full mailbox. Help?
Three crashes involving long post drafts that just went away… I hate you. Back to Firefox? Hmmm…
Had a few mis-steps during the WordPress automatic update to ver. 3.8, but a manual update cured all. /knock wood/ Kindly comment if the RSS is still working… Thanks!
This blog was begun on December 23, 1999. Somehow it has persisted to this day. Yea me, yea us, and all those I’ve met during those 14 years. Here’s to the next 14!
Twelve years and three days ago we started this, whatever this is. Even I lost track of it. Um, yea us? As I’ve largely walked away from Facebook, G+, and Twitter, I guess that means I should write *here,* or something