Coming Soon To A Town Near You: The Campaign Bus For The Open Internet
from the vote-internet-in-2012 dept
As the two major party Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates begin the fall election season by doing various bus tours around the country, there’s one other effort that’s going to be on the campaign trail as well: the open internet. Reddit and Breadpig founder Alexis Ohanian has announced the Open Internet 2012 bus tour, hitting various towns and cities across the country, highlighting the value and importance of the open internet. As we’ve noted in the past, the importance of openness often falls by the wayside, since “openness” doesn’t have its own lobbyists. But that can change. Reddit is helping to pay for gas, but Ohanian has also launched a crowdfunding effort on IndieGoGo to help out as well. Check it out, and in 2012, make sure to vote “Open Internet!”
Filed Under: campaigning, open internet, politics
Comments on “Coming Soon To A Town Near You: The Campaign Bus For The Open Internet”
BOOSH, get on the bus.
like so many other things, it wont be missed til it’s gone (or been taken away)!
So they are only going from Colorado to Kentucky?
We?ll travel from Denver, CO to Danville, KY — from the site of the First Presidential Debate to the site of the First VP Debate.
I’m tired of people who already have enough money begging people on the internet for more of it just so they can go and do fun things.
“Every day you’ll see the dust as I drive by in my magic bus.”
Why doesn’t he call it the “I need an open internet to further my business” tour?
It seems stupid to pay someone to promote their business model.
MAFIAA pays ppl to Lobby the Govt. Er, promote their outdated, Cretaceous business model. Ahem.
1. an excursion, esp one made for pleasure at public expense by a public official or committee