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Internet is being Remodelled & Destroyed in 2012

Posted by Oddler - April 5th, 2008


[I delete substanceless comments whos only purpose is to redirect me and you & advertise their blog without contributing anything of value]

06/01/2008 - Every significant Internet provider around the globe is currently in talks with access and content providers to transform the internet into a television-like medium: no more freedom, you pay for a small commercial package of sites you can visit and you'll have to pay for seperate subscriptions for every site that's not in the package.

Almost all smaller websites/services will disappear over time and multinationals who are used to using big budgets to brute force their content into every media outlet will finally be able to approach the internet in the same way.

This well-known illustration of why we need net neutrality turns out to be very close to the truth at the bottom of this blog:

What can we do?

Internet providers have realized that the only way to not lose massive amounts of customers over this is to make sure there are no alternatives, that's why all major Internet providers are currently making agreements and planning to switch simultaneously somewhere in the year 2012. This is currently all going on under very strict NDA's (Non-Disclosure Agreements) because the last thing they want is the masses speaking out against it.

It's our responsibility to spread the word, use any sort of political or media contacts you may know. The more awareness there is, the more impossible it'll be for Internet providers to make this switch. Let's make sure that by 2012, ISP's won't even dare think about doing anything that goes against the principles of net neutrality.

More info...

Net neutrality has been a much debated issue for several years now and there have been many lawsuits in cases where an Internet provider blocked access to a certain competitor's site or simply crippled download speeds on services that they felt were using up too much of their bandwidth. But this new information that has now been confirmed by inside sources from major ISP's and content providers gives us a far bleaker vision of what the future of Internet freedom will look like if we don't take action in every way we can.

Why is this happening? The entire media and marketing industry is losing its grip on the upcoming generations of Internet-minded consumers. Statistics show that traditional media is losing popularity as the Internet continues to grow drastically every year. And the Internet is a completely different place: consumers aren't passive any more and advertisements don't have the same psychological effect they normally have on television. Internet users are very active and focused: they only go to the sites and services they want, and with an infinite amount of alternatives, users simply switch to something else if one service becomes too commercialized with annoying advertisements.With this in mind, it's no surprise that the past 6 years the industry has secretly been planning a 'take-over' to secure the Internet as a purely commercial playground.

Spread The Word

But there is hope... More and more people are becoming aware of the importance of net neutrality and now that we have uncovered what the industries have been plotting, it's not just about big corporations forming shady agreements, it's about what they will say to their users who will demand an explanation from their providers on what will happen to their access in 2012. As long as there are alternatives, we can pressure those providers who admit to being against net neutrality and favor those who take a stand and choose to give their users their freedom even after 2012. We can keep pushing for net neutrality laws and we can start spreading awareness on a massive scale to make sure that ISP's think twice before signing anything that'll go against the freedom that made the Internet into the important open medium that it is today.

It's our responsibility, spread the word and use any sort of political or media contacts you may know. Let's make sure that by 2012, ISP's won't even dare think about doing anything that goes against the principles of net neutrality.

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Internet is being Remodelled & Destroyed in 2012


Comments (191)

Then your profile is sure going to be 1337. lol

Damn skippy.

you could live longer

Impossible.

i hope you become the most decorated newgrounder before you die

How sad lol

I saw your front page comment. I have fulfilled my duties.

Wow, I can't believe people actually read that :D

Cool :)

wow, thanks quite crazy/nerdy, but whatever floats your boat haha
you need 1337 trophies also :P

Errr no :P

You should also have 1337 total flash/audio comments, too.

I'm workin' it ;D

If you do that I'm sure Tom will make a new level icon just for you.

I just hope when Pimp reaches level 60 that Newgrounds doesn't employ the old experience points systems where people lose EXP for not depositing....cus that would suck D:

Meh. I wouldnt be too worried about death if i were you. I mean, look on the bright side. You dont have to go to school or work or anything.

lol, no worries here brotha!

sex

u know, people like can live longer by maintaining a healthy life. By the way, the image of the animated girl above is really nice!

She isn't animated!
But she's a hottie!

You know though......as I have my Blams and Protects already lined up...I am really paranoid about doing something stupid when I review Flash files......lulz. Talk about needless stress :P

BUT IT LOOKS SO SEXY!!!

Woah, a 1337 status profile, if you accomplish your goal you will be remembered by the NG community.

Cool :D

And also 1337 audio and flash submissions.

I could go insane-hardcore style like that but then instead of only spending 1,276 more days here I'd spend every last one spamming the portal twice a day like the KK

:X

I'm sorry I ate your c00kie will you forgive me? Anyway I think that I if you keep thinking positive and say to yourself no I'll die at a later age like some age between 70 - 90. Then you might just!

I'll forgive j00 for eating da c00kie since you gave me a comment instead.

Btw, ahahha - that's not thinking positive! That's a negative thought with a positive spin to it~!

I think what you were aiming for was ,"I'll live a long healthy life of being 90 years old". That's positive! (hehe I'm way into psychology if you don't know :D )

dude you can live longer then 70 i have i know someone who's 103.

I think the oldest person in the world was 120ish...some Chinese guy that lived in a Mountain but we're talking on Average here in gluttonous slothful America :D

Even here there are 100+ year olds, but they do live in old-people homes

Whew. I don't think I've met a hundred year old yet down in Cali. Maybe because they do live in old-folks homes.

like what? i dont even know u O_o

Ahhhhhh, an emo! I hear at Hot Topic they sell razor blades and give no description as to what it's for but I hear they sell them.

YAY! Forgiveness is sweet. Also did you see the Mario Kart Vs. Tom Cruise thing on my page? If you haven't check it out it's so funny. You can go to the link at the end of my post it says in orange writing: Mario Kart Vs. Tom Cruise. Anyway what is it that you do to get a deity on yo whistle it's wack! (Wack as in good).

your gonna die?YAY!!!!!

w00t

well i will probably live 18 220 days because other than the usa whos life expectancy is 70 canadas is 73 to 81 and i do not eat healthy or exercise so i just waste my life on anything i can find

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