Google calls Internet users to Take Action
“it is ours and it is free
a free and open world
depends on a free and open web
and a free and open web depends on me” (Google’s Internet Poem)
A free and open internet is essential to democracy in the 21st century just as freedom of speech and freedom of press were essential to the founding father of the United States of America.
On the Internet we are free and we are equal. A sea of voices from all over the earth pour forth, and those voices, those ideas are judged for their worth, for their ability to resonate in the hearts and imaginations of others.
I know sometimes this means absurdly ridiculous things become wildly popular, but that just means that sometimes we (collectively) need absurdly ridiculous things in our lives. The Internet is a collective expression of our humanity. Yes, sometimes things get out of hand and people say horrible things to one another, but sometimes people are also able to truly come together and help each other out. A free and open Internet contains all our flaws and all our potential. Don’t allow politicians to in act policies which will quash our collective potential simply out of fear of our flaws.