How the #BuyTwitterCampaign Could Signal a New Co-Op Economy
The fight for a free and open Internet scored a win in 2006, thanks to a bad analogy. Alaska Senator Ted Stevens argued that Internet service providers should have the right to manage traffic from sources that “flood the Internet,” which he likened to “a series of tubes.” Companies like Comcast could filter competitor ads or political content. Worse, they could charge extra for watching Netflix. To prevent this discrimination, users joined the Net Neutrality movement to protect equal, unfettered access to all websites, applications and data.