Now that we are lucky enough to have SOPA behind us, it is important to keep our eyes peeled for any more subtle, sneaky attacks on our internet freedom. With that in mind, I found an article on the Washington Post talking about an awesome idea that is being put into place by Alexis Ohanian, one of the co-founders of the site “Reddit”.
With the upcoming election in mind, other activists that are in favor of protecting internet freedom have come together to form a group that will be touring the nation in a bus, much like the Presidential candidates. Ohanian told reporters that the bus will be both blue and red, signifying the unity between parties in the effort against internet oppression, and will simply say “Internet 2012” on the side. The bus will travel around the country raising awareness and helping gain support for the fight for internet openness to all.
The group plans on helping the public learn more about the issue and identifying how each candidate plans on working with it.
If you have any interest in checking out the group they have a few more stops, ending in Danville, Kentucky to watch the Vice Presidential Debate. Here are the next few stops:
October 9 – St. Louis, MO
October 10 – Lexington, KY
October 11- Danville, KY
Lastly, here is a link to their information page on Reddit
And a list of the important issues:
Personally, I think this is an awesome idea and a positive move forward in a cyber world that revolves around “clicktivism”. This subject is a new topic for many people, and more groups need to come forward in an effort to help us protect our rights. Moreover, it is great to see actual actions taking place in public arenas instead of just “liking” Facebook pages or signing online petitions.