So you think your blog is pretty important, do you?
Yeah, so do I. And I want to be able to keep finding your blog and those of other people who are not able to put a gajillion bucks into promoting it. That's why I signed the petition to maintain the concept of Net Neutrality, which allows everyone equal opportunity to compete for hits, and is one of the fundamental principles behind the internet. Net Neutrality is the reason that internet is a forum for free speech and innovation.
Last night, The Hour, always watching our backs, covered the proposed new legislation which would allow some corporations to control what we can readily access over the Internet. This legislation would allow certain service providers to selectively give better connections to sites which had content which they favoured, and would charge money for that privilege.
Well, you just see where this is going, don't you? This would result in a two-tiered internet, with high quality high speed connections reserved for those who can afford to pay for the enhanced service, while the rest of us toil in obscurity.
And that's why I've put a permanent link on my sidebar so that you will continue to have the chance to go there and voice your protest.
Thanks to Kian and Metroid for the link to Save the Internet. Well done, kids.
And you just know that The Hour will post more links and information on this, because they are good like that.