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Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too
Tracks what is developing about net neutrality, the right to access the internet and information, and other multi-media news, mail, print, technological, radio, wifi, trends and any communication system.A watchful eye on communication policy is kept to report new developments and organized citizen efforts to push back and protect citizens' communication systems from government and corporate over reaching.
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Can the Internet Democratize Capitalism? - International Policy Digest

Can the Internet Democratize Capitalism? - International Policy Digest | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is meant to fix money, social media are seen as an antidote to Rupert Murdoch and assorted tyrants, networked robots are to help countries like Japan deal with demographic declines etc. Perhaps the largest claim is that the Internet has helped (or is about to help) democratize capitalism. Ten years ago that claim struck me as both fascinating and dubious. So, I sat down and wrote an article about it (circa 2004). Its gist: The Internet is a wonderful leveller.
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This is a question we all need to give some thought too..

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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, February 22, 11:46 PM

"The good news is that it can. The bad news is that for citizenship to be simultaneouly widespread and valuable, the political sphere must claw back much of the authority that it has lost to the economic sphere; first at the time of the Enclosures and, more recently, after the 2008 debacle. None of that ‘clawing back’ will result automatically from our splendid connectivity through Twitter, Facebook and various other Apps and Internet resources. They may give us voice but they will not grant us isegoria. To create isegoria, and thus to empower citizens broadly, our ‘connected’ social economy must not only allow rulers and citizens to communicate but should also feature multiple networks enabling consumers, labourers and innovators to form units of production which create and distribute value in a participatory manner; in a manner such that no one employs anyone and everyone contributes labour and ideas while being rewarded according to contribution but also need.

Of course this requires nothing short of a revolution in the foundations of capitalist production. It will not happen through idle chatter in the social media. If it happens, it will occur as the Internet undermines the currently dominant corporate model which relies on the segregation between non-labouring shareholders and labouring non-owners. Only when the capitalist type of firm loses its ‘evolutionary fitness,’ due to technological Internet-based innovations, and gives its place to a new type of participatory production model, will the political and the economic sphere become integrated again in a manner consistent with democratic principles. Then e’democracy may be born as our e’Demos reclaims control of the economic sphere."

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20 Stunning Social Media Statistics Plus Infographic - Jeffbullas's Blog

20 Stunning Social Media Statistics Plus Infographic - Jeffbullas's Blog | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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Media Matters and that is why all citizens should understand and participate in shaping media policy. Too few in charge of too much of anything that impacts so many is a recipe for corruption, manipulation and will create a huge imbalance in power and wealth. 

Media Matters and with so many millions building this up why are we not charging for our part of the build up or at least protecting or our own interest in what we have all created together and paying more careful attention to policy?

 

The ones that have original ideas should be richly rewarded by those that benefit from those ideas but so should the people, citizens or customers that got behind them and turned their ideas into house hold names because we all embraced their creations.

 

The open, neutral internet that created this and our privacy should not be under constant threat of loss by the very companies and governments all these efforts, much less our time, often our tax dollars and through our support we all  helped to create. 

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The Often Forgotten Tribe of Marketers Who Amplify Your Brand - Jeffbullas's Blog

The Often Forgotten Tribe of Marketers Who Amplify Your Brand - Jeffbullas's Blog | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

As businesses and brands we often pay for attention. But there is a different way. There is a tribe of marketers who can amplify your brand for free.

 

In 2011, Coca Cola decided to move from agency driven “creative excellence” in marketing to “content excellence“. They decided to become the publisher. Content excellence starts with creating your own content. it could be videos, images or blog posts.

Their goal was to create content so contagious it couldn’t be controlled and create buzz and virality online.

They flipped the old model."


Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/11/20/the-often-forgotten-tribe-of-marketers-who-amplify-your-brand/#LC66PxGO36zMolpJ.99

Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

This is why media and media policy matters to all of us. Don't just use media. Get to understand  as much as possible about it. This info-graph also supports the idea that the internet as it has been designed as an open, neutral communication system is an amazingly successful communication system.

 

 The internet and the Web should be protected as it is and not be allowed to degrade into just a commercial and political tool and source of control by a wealthy few. This is why many push teaching code as a new language and everyone should be taught to create content in these post-modern times.

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The European Parliament demands a net neutrality law | Datensatz

Today, a large majority of European parliamentarians demanded in two non-legislative resolutions that net neutrality should be enshrined in European Union law.
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Wow! A move to make Net Neutrality Law! No one would get to tamper with the openness of the internet!  Needs to happen globally! This would keep both the government and corporate interest in balance with the needs of citizens and consumers. These things don't just happen Large numbers of citizens and consumers are fighting hard for this all over the globe!!

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