If you’re in college right now
Check the syllabus for each one of your classes right now while you bullshittin
Don’t fall behind this early in the semester off some bullshit
I needed to hear this :(
so sorry for my delayed response to this email, i have been very swamped being a confused and frightened idiot who can’t do basic life tasks like respond to her emails
If you think that the loss of Net Neutrality means just the slowing down of popular websites like Netflix, Etsy, eBay, Amazon, etc, you’re not thinking it through.
Think of how throttled access will be used to control the flow of breaking news and the alternate press. Think of what the coverage of Ferguson would look like without the blogging, facebooking, the youtubing, and above all, the tweeting.
I’m hard pressed to think of a better way to throttle back the power of freedom of speech.
10/09/14 @ 02:34am
■ battle for the net
■ internet slowdown
■ net neutrality
■ college blogging
Let’s say the FCC wins this round and cable companies have the power to speed up certain sites and keep others slow. Let’s also say that Netflix pays a cable company’s fees to be in the “fast lane,” and therefore faster than other media-streaming platforms.
Netflix is great, right? I bet any media fan would agree that Netflix has improved their movie and television viewing more than she ever thought possible.
But Netflix could be better. How? I have no idea. That’s not my division — but it’s someone’s. Someone out there has a hundred ideas and ways to make a media-viewing application better than Netflix. That someone may put together the application and launch it. We’ll call this imaginary application Bestflix.
So Bestflix is launched into the Internet. It has a profound amount of potential to be better than Netflix. But it’s stuck in a rut. Why? This new application can’t afford to buy its way into the fast lane. It’s slow. Why would a user wait for his show to buffer on Bestflix if Netflix has paid a metric buttload for some Comcast Gold account that Bestflix can’t imagine paying for in its early stages? Bestflix can’t compete.
With the loss of competition, we lose innovation. New, better ideas are never seen because they can’t be accessed as easily. We need net neutrality to improve.
Net neutrality needs to be protected. Find out more about how you can help, especially today, September 10th, here: Battle For The Net.