Battle for the Net

Fight for Net Neutrality

This is going to be pretty quick and simple because we’re using training-wheel WordPress that doesn’t actually let us do much with respect to JavaScript stuff.

Go right now to BattleForTheNet.com and send a letter to Congress. Then call congress. Then tell other people to do the same thing.


Hey speaking of not being able to do everything you want with the Internet: if we do not actively defend the concept of an open internet, it will not exist in the near future.

The open internet is a hugely useful tool for billions of human beings. In a very short time it has gone from being a curiosity to being an essential utility. ┬áThe internet is how our mom is able to see our sister who’s half-a-world away every week. The internet is the only way most people we know pay their bills, keep in touch with their friends, find work, play, pay taxes, read news, get the weather… it’s useful.

That utility relies on net neutrality. It relies on the fact that our silly paragraphs about local events – which are of great interest to a very few Internet users – are given the exact same priority as whatever it is YouTube thinks will convince you to sign up for Red.

It is not worth destroying an essential utility in order to potentially generate slightly more profit for the few companies who happen to be on top right now. Particularly because those companies are pretty much universally dire. If they are allowed to do so, they will create an Internet that is designed to stop being a utility and start being an advertising platform whose content they control completely.

You use an ad-blocker, right? Basically everyone does? Fight to keep that ad-blocker working, fight to make the Internet a place that’s actually useful.

Go right now to BattleForTheNet.com and send a letter to Congress. Then call congress. Then tell other people to do the same thing.

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