Monday, December 03, 2012

Keep the Internet Free With Google Maps


#freeandopen is a real-time Google Map showing where people around the world are signing Google's Take Action petition.

Today in Dubai the world’s governments are meeting, and regulation of the Internet is one of the items on the agenda. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is convening to revise a decades-old treaty on the governance of the Internet. Some of the proposals under discussion could allow governments to justify the censorship of legitimate speech, or even cut off Internet access in their countries.

Google's Take Action campaign allows Internet users around the world to pledge to support a free and open Internet. The #freeandopen Google Map shows in real-time the location of people making the pledge.

3 comments:

S├ębastien Gruhier said...

This reminds me the one million tweet maps demo I did, google should have contacted me :)

Kyle said...

Dad came up with an idea of having two types of internets.

One should be the government controlled type where you're banking and sensitive information will be secured and the second version would be the Wild Wild West version where there is very little to no government interventions where the stupid crap will be posted.

Kyle said...

Also the 1st internet type woould be where the .gov .org and .edu sites will be secured.