There’s an Internet Protest Underway today to fight ending Net Neutrality.. Here at Grumpy Opinions, we didn’t know about until this morning, or we would be participating.. Since we didn’t know about it, we had no way to warn our readers in advance, and thought it would be unfair to spring it on you with no warning.
Before we go any farther, scattered across the internet roughly Ten Million websites use the WordPress Platform. There are two distinctly different types of websites that use the WP Content Management System. WordPress Dot Com is a free hosting service offered by WordPress. Then there is self hosted WordPress, self hosted sites, like Grumpy Opinions use the WordPress system but pay for their own hosting and are not subject to some of the restrictions imposed by WordPress Dot Com.
I subscribe to a website called WP Tavern, it specializes in WordPress News.. This morning I had an early-early morning email from them, I clicked on it and found:
Join the September 10th Internet Slowdown Protest with These WordPress Plugins
Today, those who support internet freedom are simulating serving pages at a snail’s pace, in protest of internet service providers that are currently spending millions of dollars lobbying for the FCC’s proposed rules which essentially eviscerate net neutrality.
WordPress.com joins 150 other major tech companies, including Netflix, Mozilla, Kickstarter, Reddit, and Etsy, in the September 10th Internet Slowdown protest. The campaign features a loading icon and urges visitors to demand that lawmakers defend net neutrality.
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I din’t know a thing about it until this morning..
For self hosted WordPress Sites participation is voluntary, that may not be the case for WordPress Dot Com sites.. Puma has both a Self Hosted Site and a WordPress Dot Com Site, she told me this morning her Dot Com Site had a massage about Net Neutrality and wasn’t loading right. I have’t looked to see how it’s affecting some of the other big players Sarah Gooding mentioned..
If Net Neutrality comes to an end, so will most of the websites you currently enjoy…
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