Every so often, the topic of Net Neutrality jumps into the online conversation, leaving in its wake a trail of animosity, empty arguments, and above all, confusion. For many of us common folk, we simply don’t get how in the world this abstract idea may affect our every day lives — And what you don’t know won’t hurt you, right? For others, though, this is the single most important First Amendment issue of our time. Yet even those who are pretty familiar with the term may not quite grasp the full complexities of the issue: We all have more questions than answers.
However you slice it, and whichever side of the fence your stand on, the truth of the matter is that the outcome of the FCC’s recent decision to consider proposed rules to governing the internet will affect every single one of us who live and breathe online — whether you’re a hardcore blogger, an e-business owner, a non-profit trying to make an impact or just a casual Facebook user. The stakes may be even higher for underserved communities already struggling for access to the Internet, which has become a key component to economic, educational, and political advancement.
But arguing about the issue without understanding it fully only makes us akin to those ubiquitous trolls you’ll find on every forum on the topic, right? So to bring some light to the issue, I’m holding a special conversation about it with some of the foremost authorities in the topic. Join my Google+ Hangout this Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7 pm ETand let’s get some learning on! We’re skipping the corporate-sponsored, special-interest chatter and going straight for what truly matters to our community. If you care about the future of the Internet, you definitely want to take part of this conversation and send in your questions! Here are more details:
DATE: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
TIME: 7 PM ET – 7:30 ET
MODERATOR: Elianne Ramos
Send me your questions to ergeekgoddess(at)gmail.com, in the comments below or post them under hashtag #NNLatinos. Then make sure to tune in on Tuesday to watch them answer!