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I Hate Livejournal

A failed project began here, and the mediocrity continues to this day. Enjoy reposting here from (gasp) Live Journal, which would ordinarily go unappreciated in that format. I am a hypocrite. This is an open blog, so if you feel like talking about your live journal on the IHLJ team - just let me know.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Net Neutrality

What is "net neutrality" you ask?

This is a problem for all of us, not just bloggers looking to find an audience or spread their ideas. By rewarding the sites that can afford to pay fees to the telcoms/ISPs, we discourage the spread of information from the individual and prevent future innovation by putting the burden on the upstart. We're talking about a fundamental shift on what makes the net so great - free and open communication.

For example, what would happen to important links you'd like to make - like if I were to cross-post with a LiveJournal entry. Wouldn't you get discouraged (like you do with all things LiveJournal) with the slowdown, and maybe give up on viewing what the blog thinks is relevant (nay, necessary) information?

Contacting your representative is the least you can do. In just a minute you can do just that, and find out about what else you can do by clicking the link below.

Save the Net Now


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