Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
This is so important.
I know I’m probably preaching to the choir, Tumblr, but it is astounding how many people don’t understand the full magnitude of this issue. As artists, craftsmen, authors, musicians, bloggers or whatever you are, it is your right in this modern world to utilize social media and self-publishing tools to the best of your ability. It is absolutely unethical for your Internet service providers (which essentially share a monopoly on the industry) to inhibit their users from accessing your content. Now imagine your Tumblr blog, YouTube channel or Etsy shop becoming inaccessible to the average Internet user, due to intentionally slow Internet speeds (or, in some cases, a flat out ban on your content unless the subscriber upgrades to a more expensive Internet package).
Ending net neutrality will eliminate the Internet as a publishing source for self-employed entrepreneurs and ultimately squash the DIY ethic.
Please do what’s right. Take a stand for net neutrality.