I’d like to talk about
Net Neutrality Internet Freedom… the core principle that we the people should be able access the tiniest local blog (like HA) as easily as we can the largest corporate website. This is an issue of vital importance both to the economic viability of the Internet, and to the future of our democracy.
But I’m not going to talk about it here.
Instead, I’d like to take this opportunity to point you towards my discussion of this issue in my inaugural entry on Huffington Post, whose distinguished lineup of bloggers I am flattered to have been invited to join.
Here’s a teaser:
It wasn’t so long ago that I couldn’t get local party officials to reply to my emails, so I took it as a sign of how far us bloggers have come when I received a phone call from Rep. Jay Inslee’s (D-WA) office, asking if I could meet with the congressman.
Net NeutralityInternet Freedom. The simple message: keep the pressure on Congress.
That Rep. Inslee would seek out the help of a local blogger on an issue of national importance is a testament to the power of the Internet to both democratize the media, and enable grassroots activism. But it is also a testament to what is at risk should we fail to prevent a handful of corporate telecommunications giants from becoming gatekeepers over content distribution.
Please read the whole thing.
I’m not sure how often I’ll post at Huffington, but I am grateful to have a national outlet for my occasional ramblings on national issues.