Here is a good way to spread the word about Net Neutrality in an entertaining video anyone can understand: http://vimeo.com/fiorecartoons/gilded-age-internet
With the Verizon court ruling against the FCC regarding net neutrality, the Internet as we know it is more endangered than ever.
January 30, 2014 on Forbes, Hal Singer wrote Has the FCC Chairman Solved the Net Neutrality Quagmire?
The end of Net Neutrality means favoritism for only the select few big brands. Companies like Verizon and Comcast could slow any site to a crawl so slow that no one would wait for sites to load - killing off competitors to YouTube and any other preferred brand.
Independent blogs could easily be killed off as could alternative news. Sites that are large enough - like Alex Jones or RT - MIGHT be allowed to pay to play - but they might not. This is VERY serious.
Many assume that if something is passed and nothing happens immediately that it isn't a problem. But gradually it WILL be enforced little by little so that it only affects a few at a time. Because many only care about themselves, they will ignore what affects others as long as it doesn't affect them.
Dear Abby or Ann Landers published a famous poem about that when I was a little girl that had a profound affect on me. We should all read it:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
We will lose the Internet as we know it, and our freedom to choose what we see online, and where we buy, and our very freedom if we continue to ignore how injustices affect others.
Here is a good way to spread the word about Net Neutrality in an entertaining video anyone can understand: http://vimeo.com/85411919