Sept 10th Internet Slowdown Gaining Momemtum

It happens Wednesday, September 10th. The Great Internet Slowdown, sponsored by Fight for the Future, will be showing lots of Internet users the dreaded spinning ‘wheel of death’ associated with slow-opening websites.

The Internet isn’t really slowing down on Wednesday. But many of your favorite websites will have apps that display an ever-spinning loading wheel in order to illustrate what it could be like if the Internet is allowed to have fast lanes. Like this:

The spinning wheel-of-death modal

Notice that website visitors will also have an opportunity to sign the Citizen Letter for Net Neutrality.

A host of big tech companies are joining in the Great Internet Slowdown. They include Mozilla, Etsy, Vimeo, Foursquare, Kickstarter, Redditt and WordPress.

The Great Internet Slowdown is a protest. It’s an awareness campaign. It’s a warning. Because if there are fast lanes, please understand… all the other lanes are slow.

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About JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

3 thoughts on “Sept 10th Internet Slowdown Gaining Momemtum

  1. Meanwhile, Big Cable is trying to torpedo the development of municipal fiber-optic networks – such as in Chattanooga, Tennessee – which are much faster and would provide real competition in the ISP marketplace.

    • Yeah and big cable has a monopoly in my area so every month I have a big Internet bill that I can scarcely afford.

      As far as the slowdown to try to promote net neutrality I enabled the new feature in my blog then shortly disabled it. I found it too annoying ;-). Big companies can afford to lose a few customers to take a stand I can’t afford to lose readers as an independent blogger. Many would become annoyed and leave my blog. I am not sure if annoying people is the best way to get there message across to be honest. All that does is piss people off. Better would be a one single message asking people to join the campaign and why it matters. That is proactive rather than reactive.

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