I chose to read the article “How To Break Open the Web” by Dan Gillmor and Kevin Marks. The article was about how the internet has been too censored and controlled by governments and companies. The web is supposed to be for everyone to do whatever they want, so people are trying to make a plan to make and keep it open to all. The article reminded me of a bill from a couple years ago that people were afraid was going to limit our use of the web even more. I forget the specifics, but I believe it was restriction in the name of protection from terrorists or something. While protection from terror is important, it should not infringe on our constitutional rights, such as freedom of speech.
The internet is an interesting concept. It is not something you can touch or hold, but it is one of the most important things in our daily lives. You can connect to it from almost anywhere, and create or do almost anything on it. I think that the internet is a revolutionary way of connecting with people. You can Skype a friend from across the world or message another across the country. People can connect in ways they would never have been able to do before. But what is the next step for the internet? What will be the next “big thing”? Are there any limits on what is possible?