Today, it is the international ‘SLOWDOWN DAY’ for the internet. No, don’t worry it is only symbolic. Internet Slowdown Day warns what may be to come. Website owners, from the smallest blogs to the largest online platforms, are asked to participate in this day of action.
Paul Sieminsky: “Net Neutrality, is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Internet providers can’t degrade connection speed, filter or block sites, or charge a toll based on the content you are viewing. Internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most important is the fact that open internet is characterized by companies, products and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit. Net Neutrality has defined the internet since its inception.” And that should remain so.
In the meanwhile, I want to point out “Technomani.eu” a non-profit transcultural cooperation project that organizes across Europe a series of workshops on new technologies concerning media and art production. The aim is to create awareness about new technologies across artists, journalists, students, teachers, community organizers and people who are excluded from new technologies. The project wants to reclaim technology as a public good.