Social media

Coalition Launches to Lead Global Fight For Open Internet and Digital Democracy By Nadia Prupis, staff writer, Common Dreams, November 26, 2014 – ‘Net neutrality is not an American issue, or a European issue, or an African issue. It is increasingly a global human rights issue.’ – As a movement crystallizes around the future of the Internet, more than 35 human rights and technology organizations from 19 countries have come together as a new coalition to define and protect the idea of ‘net neutrality’ as they lead what they say is a global battle to protect the Open Internet and online freedom. The numerous and diverse groups—coming together as the ‘This Is Net Neutrality’ coalition—released a joint statement (made available in eleven languages) expressing their shared purpose…The open Internet has fostered unprecedented creativity, innovation and access to knowledge and to other kinds of social, economic, cultural, and political opportunities across the globe.

The End of Free Internet as We Know It? By Timothy Karr, Save the Internet, posted on Alternet.org, December 12, 2013 

Reweaving the Fabric of our Society by Joan Blades, co-founder, MoveOn.org, Living Room Conversations, posted on HuffingtonPost.com While the traditional media loves fights, the new and emerging social media loves connections. We can leverage the wisdom and creativity of crowds to find win-win solutions to our common problems. We can scale our efforts to tens of thousands of conversations, giving individuals the power to begin to reweave the social fabric of our communities…

How You Will Change the World with Social Networking by Deanna Zandt, AlterNet.org, July 24, 2010……How we share information, find community, and both connect and disconnect will give us unprecedented influence over our place in the world. Social media technology holds some of the biggest potential for creating tectonic shifts in how we operate, and the overall open-ended promise of technology gives us a great shot at creating the systems for change…I truly believe that through social networking, we can influence the way these conversations affect how change happens. As more conversations are taking place in public, we can represent ourselves. We can break stereotypes. We can transform our new connections into social change.….We are at a critical cultural juncture where it is up to us to experiment and ultimately define how things work in the ecosystem.

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