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Internet Regulation Tests Bipartisanship - National Journal

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Internet Regulation Tests Bipartisanship National Journal Political battle lines have been drawn over a contentious piece of domestic Internet regulation: network neutrality, or the principle that every piece of Web traffic ought to be treated...
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Please act in strong,strong support of net neutrality! Even with neutrality we see the massive influence of for profit ads. once we allow it to totally own the interent all the rest of us would be wise to just cut the links to any interent. Picture the internet looking just like your cable offers or cell plans ...here is what THEY decided to offer on THEIR internet now pick one and if you want much or are a small startup plan to pay a lot and compete with the big moeny sponsors. Trust me WE will feel the difference.Call your officials tell them we want net neutrality enforced as a standard like it has been for years. WE choose where we want to click and not the ad man or our ISPs.

 

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"But, consumer advocates say, net neutrality is also distinct from the kind of regulation proposed by China and Russia in that it attempts to ensure that each consumer enjoys the same Internet experience as everyone else. When Internet providers prioritize some types of traffic at the expense of others, it limits the activities the Internet makes possible."

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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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How to Ace Content Creation without Being a Writer

How to Ace Content Creation without Being a Writer | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
For a blog to be effective, you need to create quality and relevant content. And that is not an easy thing to do. Especially fo

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janlgordon's curator insight, June 13, 2017 6:14 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Niraj Ranjan because it provides insights into how to create quality and relevant content.

 

You don't need to be a writing expert in order to create great articles for your blog.

 

Content Writing Success Steps

 

Many bloggers waste time by producing content that does not reach their audience. I agree that it is not too late to change your approach.

 

Ranjan explains how to produce a quality articles that your audience will love.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Content curation is not only about writing articles -- it's also a product of knowing your target audience. This could include branded images, increasing signups, webinars, and improving the topics.

 

  • There are many tools available to help make your content writing easier. You can use these to brainstorm your ideas, editing, better headlines, ect.

 

  • Instead of focusing on writing alone mix up your content with infographics, graphs, and more. Other examples include video tutorials, presentations, or a series of posts.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

Image: Courtesy of 123rf.

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Read full article here: http://ow.ly/nnK430czmyN

 

Stay informed on trends, insights, what's happening in the digital world become a Curatti Insider today

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Se lo eligió porque abre espacio a tips que pueden aportar y para dar otra mirada al tema.
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11 lies you may have heard about net neutrality

11 lies you may have heard about net neutrality | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Let's talk about some of the big net neutrality talking points.
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Sir Tim Berners Lee's Advice For Mark Zuckerberg

Video Credit : NDTV india In light of the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has this advi...
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The diaspora* Project

The diaspora* Project | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
New social media site that gives users more control. Check it out! There are options to FB.
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The Free State Foundation

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A Free Market Think Tank for Maryland
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Remember voting for these people to make choices for you? Communication Lawyers team up with regulator's and congressional reps to set the agenda and regs or lack of regs over their industry.

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Gov. Kate Brown will sign Oregon's net neutrality bill Monday | Mike Rogoway | OregonLive.com

Oregon will join a wave of states backing net neutrality Monday, with Gov. Kate Brown set to sign a bill designed to give companies an economic incentive to allow unfettered online access.

"In Oregon, we want to make sure that access to the internet is a level playing field, instead of exacerbating economic disparity," Brown said in a written statement.

 

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Sinclair Employees Say Their Contracts Make It Too Expensive to Quit - Bloomberg

Sinclair Employees Say Their Contracts Make It Too Expensive to Quit - Bloomberg | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Noncompetes, forced arbitration and a liquidated damages clause can equal 40 percent of annual salary.
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We spoke with the whistleblower who exposed Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook scam –

We spoke with the whistleblower who exposed Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook scam – | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
"I accept that I have a lot of responsibility. A lot of this was my fault."
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Everyone needs to listen to what this man is telling you. Anyone not paying serious attention and learning about this was and will continue be the target of a weaponized internet. Brain research supports Cambridge’s design to target the unconscious emotional responses of people to get real behavioral changes. (Vote a certain way and hate and love or buy a certain person, product or ideal). This can be used to your advantage if you are aware of how to use these triggers... it might help you adjust your diet or lifestyle deliberately using these techniques. However if one is visually and media illiterate as most people are it is a huge manipulation tool. Too many people use media as an escape an avoid looking at and thus learning about the serious outcomes that media shapes in our daily lives.
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Am I The Only Techie Against Net Neutrality?

I'm a techie, and I'm against Net Neutrality. Am I the only one?
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How social media is connecting people living with illness - Health

How social media is connecting people living with illness - Health | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Three years after she was diagnosed with endometriosis, Marissa Brennan turned to Facebook for support.

"When it comes to endometriosis, there's a lot of people that think they understand or think it's only a 'small' disease that affects you a couple of days a month," she said.

"But day-to-day coping can actually be really difficult."

What started out as a search for more information, led Marissa to an online support group of Australian women living with endometriosis.

"I read through other women's stories, and it was really nice to realise that there were other people going through the same things as me," Marissa said.

Finding an online community where people understood her experience allowed Marissa to reach out and get support in a way she had not been able to before.

Even though endometriosis affects one in ten women, it has long been poorly understood, can be extremely isolating, and on average takes a woman seven to ten years to get an accurate diagnosis.

Advocates say women are often forced to become self-taught experts, managing symptoms that include pelvic pain, heavy or irregular periods, bowel and bladder symptoms, and fertility problems.

"In the group, you feel like you're around like-minded people that understand ... like there's this big support network that's available just at your fingertips when you might need it," Marissa said.

Support groups on social networks

The 25-year-old Brisbane nurse is one of thousands of Australians living with an illness who turns to social media to connect with others who understand her plight.

"Closed" or "secret" Facebook groups allow people connect privately with others who might be going through a similar experience.

The groups often have a set of unique terms and conditions, and require members to answer a series of questions before joining. For example, "do they live with X illness or care for someone who does?".

"It's safe space where people can talk without feeling judged, and look for support and reinforcement that they are doing the right thing and doing everything they can," Marissa said.

Dr Melanie Keep, an e-Health researcher at the University of Sydney, said recent years had seen a rise in the number of illness support groups on social media, as well as online discussion boards and patient-specific platforms.

"These groups play an important role in allowing people access to peer support that is otherwise limited by time and geography," she said.

Usually the groups are run by one or more voluntary members, or by an organisation advocating for the same cause.

Dr Keep said there was significant variety from group to group.

"There might be emotional support from peers. And there could also be practical support, like being able to drive somebody to an appointment," she said.

"All of these things can be facilitated through an online group."

Dr Keep says some people turn to online communities for support because they find it difficult to talk those close to them.
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Dr Keep said research suggested people who actively engaged in online support groups — whether by regularly posting or responding to what others posted — tended to "get more out of it".

But Dr Keep and her colleagues recently investigated the effects of online health communities on members who engage less actively, and found the experience was still largely beneficial.

"We found that even people who 'lurk' feel like they're getting something out of the process, either by sharing minimally or by what they view," she said.

Sharing resources and supporting others

Kristin Gillespie, 54, has lived with mental illness for most of her life, and now helps to run a closed Facebook group for Australians living with psycho-social disability.

Kristin said the announcement of the NDIS prompted her to connect with others who were also grappling with how the scheme would work.

"I'm very much a believer that people with disabilities need to stick together … and peer support is enormously beneficial and powerful if it's done well," Kristin said.

According to Kristin, the group, which now has more than one thousand members, provides peer support and practical information about mental health and the NDIS.

"We have a huge range of stuff in the group. Sometimes we might be discussing how things operate at a nuts and bolts level, or we might be discussing one person's lived experience," she said.

"We have articles about things like self-care, causes of mental illness, or we might share artwork. It's quite varied."

For Kristin, one of the biggest benefits of the group is that people can participate from anywhere in Australia.

"People who suffer from serious mental illness tend to be very isolated, and many of us have to live in more rural or remote locations simply because we can't afford to live in the city," she said.

"It enables us to connect with other peers in a fairly safe environment, and that's actually quite hard to do."

 

Minimising potential risks

In both Kristin and Marissa's groups, administrators have posted clear guidelines around who to contact if someone needs urgent help or support.

Dr Keep said online support groups often develop group guidelines to ensure discussions are healthy and respectful. These can include:

  • Who the group is for (e.g. patients, carers)
  • Behavioural guidelines (being respectful of other members)
  • No advertising or promotional content
  • Where to access urgent help or support

Dr Keep said for people considering joining an online support group, it is important to read a group's guidelines and note their privacy settings. Also, shop around.

"Look at a number of different communities, look at their terms of conditions and their rules of engagement," she said.

"Does it have a good sense of community? Or are people putting each other down? Do people get positive, supportive messages when they're responding to others and making their own posts?"

It is also important to be aware of the risks of misinformation or false advertising, especially given patient support groups on social media are rarely run by qualified medical professionals. So while they can be a good place to get support and make connections, you should seek medical advice from your doctor.

But the benefits of online support groups can be significant, Dr Keep said, especially for people not able to access support offline.

"I think the support that people receive out of these online communities outweighs the potential risks, especially when there are systems in place to try and prevent those risks," she said.

"It's the value of talking to someone whose been through it all before, and can make things less scary, however awful it may be," she said


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This is why keeping the power of the internet in the hands of users and citizens is critical. Please contact your senator and congressman to ensure they know preserving the internet as it was designed to function matters to all of us this is not a partisian issue.Tell your leaders to vote to support the internet as the title II 

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US Senators force vote on Ctrl-Z'ing America's net neutrality death • The Register

US Senators force vote on Ctrl-Z'ing America's net neutrality death • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Comes just days after final details published by FCC
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The news comes just days after the FCC formally published its repeal document, and drew fierce dissents from the two FCC Commissioners that voted against it.

 

There appears to be nothing important in the document that wasn't in drafts published earlier (although a full analysis will take time) –

but it nonetheless sparked [PDF] Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to say that the decision puts the FCC "on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of the law, and the wrong side of the American public. It deserves to be revisited, reexamined, and ultimately reversed."

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Funnily enough, small-town broadband cheaper than big cable packages, say Harvard eggheads • The Register

Funnily enough, small-town broadband cheaper than big cable packages, say Harvard eggheads • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Why can't we have this in more places? Oh, right, lobbyists
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California Senate OKs net neutrality law, gives FCC cold hard long stare • The Register

California Senate OKs net neutrality law, gives FCC cold hard long stare • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
F U FCC say lawmakers as bill passes to Assembly
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How do we know? Because, amazingly, the wireless comms trade association CTIA sent a letter to Pai back in November in which it outlined a full legal strategy for defeating state efforts to reintroduce net neutrality protections.

 

That strategy has some pretty obvious legal holes in it but so far at least the FCC has been following it play by play. When California does pass net neutrality legislation, it will likely act as the test case if the FCC does decide to take the issue to the courts.

That process would then take several more years, further maintaining a decade-long uncertainty over the rules that cover internet access in the one of the most advanced economies in the world.

Plus of course, before that case is over, it is all too possible that leadership of the FCC changes hands again to the Democratic Party and the new FCC chair seeks to reimpose the old rules.

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Net neutrality repeal: What you need to know

Net neutrality repeal: What you need to know | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The FCC has taken the final step in erasing the 2015 rules protecting the internet. Here’s what you need to know.
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Don’t worry you won’t notice the change. It will be like boiling a frog....Gradually change things until you don’t notice you are cooking till you are cooked.
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PART 1: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testifies At Senate Judiciary Committee

A joint hearing with the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to examine Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the use and abuse of data.
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Wicker Questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Watch as U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., asks questions of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce and Senat
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Wicker is actually the chairman of this communication committee...Believe it or not. NOTICE THE PUSH Poll like YES / NO QUESTIONS he frames to favor ISPs push for deregulation and which means they control and we shut up as consumers....That he ask Zuckerberg...along with a long winded dropping of the word "edge" but he doesn't know what pipe means. ..Also remember that AT&T and other ISP pipe lines which Wicker and the GOP handed over without any real input our entire online search history just over a year ago and is now challenging Zuckerberg on privacy issues. For Real??? Our search history Privacy and soon if he gets his way our neutral net and world wide WEB is Wicker's  gift to American Legislative Exchange Council State Corporate chairs in the 12 states where the ISPs and cable industry  collectively are chairman and co-chairman of the policy bill mill ALEC in 12 out of 50 states.  Notice how he shuts down Zuckerberg when he tries to explain support for net neutrality which Wicker plans to gut for his ALEC telecom and Cable donors...AT&T was corporate chair of ALEC policy bill mill in Mississippi the last time you could see a record...This year these corporate chairs hid and were not declared.  If Trump wants to call something or someone slime look no further than ALEC and their die hard puppets......

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Comcast's Cohen Sees Way to 'Yes' on Paid Prioritization Compromise

Comcast's Cohen Sees Way to 'Yes' on Paid Prioritization Compromise | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Tells Free State Foundation audience that issue needs to be de-politicized
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While we are all watching tweets real stuff is treading on us behind the scenes. I followed through to see the interconnections of these groups....This is how you spell Heritage Foundation...ALEC, and Cato Institute's libertarian, extreme free market, dog eat dog style corruption of our nation and the world! The founders and board of directors of most of these "non-Profit" groups consist of Lawyers/investors or past hired hands of the industry these groups design regulations for.  They then hand to their agenda to our officails they often hand pick by heavily funding the publicity and spinning the ,message to push their agenda. These organization don't want united labor and consummer groups that fight for consummers interest...They just want heavily united owner groups that are deregulated and not held accountable legally!~

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Congress's Biggest Opponent of Net Neutrality Is Getting Destroyed in Midterm Election Polls | Karl Bode | Motherboard.Vice.com

Congress's Biggest Opponent of Net Neutrality Is Getting Destroyed in Midterm Election Polls | Karl Bode | Motherboard.Vice.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Tennessee Representative Marsha Blackburn isn’t having much luck in her bid to transition from the House to the Senate, and her blind subservience to giant broadband monopolies likely has something to do with it.

While competition for the telecom corruption crown is fierce, it’s hard to find a politician more beholden to big ISPs than Blackburn. Blackburn has hoovered up telecom sector campaign cash for years, then loyally and routinely opposed every and any effort to hold uncompetitive telecom giants accountable for anti-competitive behavior and poor service.

 

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#Apple co-founder Steve #Wozniak says he's leaving #Facebook #privacy #spying Cambridge Analytica

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, known as Woz, says he deactivated his Facebook account because "with Facebook, you are the product."

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Facebook Has Been Collecting Android Users' Cell Phone Data For Years

Facebook Has Been Collecting Android Users' Cell Phone Data For Years | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The social media company says users gave it permission to collect their data, but most people were unaware they were agreeing to have their cell phone history harvested.
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The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

"Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become."


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Please share his message quickly if you think this matters and then follow through protecting and building the best WEB we can have for the future...The most worth having future is worth standing up for.

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Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now

Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Internet freedom means Net Neutrality. Internet freedom means mobile rights. Internet freedom means open spectrum. Internet freedom means universal high-speed Internet. The fight for Internet freedom begins here, so get involved today. Read more and share with your friends.
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This is time to stand up! There is less than 60 days for the congress to reverse this really bad policy that Verizon, AT&T and Cable have managed to get the chairman of the FCC to write for them while ignoring the vast majority of input not to do this. Please quickly study up on the situation...it sounds boring but it is major. This article talks heavily about what this mean for people of color and minority but the same threat goes out to all people that need to make a stand against wrong ideas or promote healthy new ideas of change. Net Neutrality also matters to any smaller business that wants the freedom to reach out and build in their own way on small budgets. Many States are suing the FCC and  some states are sitting up their own neutrality protections…A few Senators are writing rules to stop state protective actions and force internet gate keepers….This is A VERY IMPORTANT MATTER that TOO MANY PEOPLE REALLY NEVER TOOK TIME TO LOOK AT.

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Why Won't CMO's Consider Buying Media Companies?

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We discuss potential buyers for Fox and Disney, media's push into agency services, a troubling trend, rants, raves, and more – Content Marketing Institute
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FBI says it can't unlock 8,000 encrypted devices, demands backdoors for America's 'public safety' • The Register

FBI says it can't unlock 8,000 encrypted devices, demands backdoors for America's 'public safety' • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Where there's a will, there's a Wray
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FCC drops idiotic plans to downgrade entire nation's internet speeds • The Register

FCC drops idiotic plans to downgrade entire nation's internet speeds • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
US regulator won't pretend that mobile networks are equivalent to landlines
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