Battle For The Net #InternetSlowdown

Last year, more than 40,000 websites participated in the Internet Slowdown to demand real net neutrality. It worked! But monopolistic Cable companies are pouring millions into a last ditch effort to derail the FCC’s historic vote. Help us flood Washington, DC with calls and emails to show lawmakers that the whole Internet is watching, and we’re literally counting down the seconds until we get real net neutrality.


If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do?

Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.

Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?

On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here:

Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown:

Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

via Battle For The Net.

Going Back To Big Red

So this last Sunday, I picked up the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3!! Oh my god this phone is down right amazing! I left Verizon about 2 years ago and joined Sprint and had a HTC EVO 4G LTE. Saw some adds about the Note 3 and liked the specs:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset
S Pen integration
2.3GHz quad-core CPU
Adreno 330 GPU
32GB internal storage
microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
5.7-inch Super AMOLED display (1,080 x1,920 resolution; 386ppi)
13-megapixel rear camera capable of 4K video recording
2-megapixel front camera
3,200mAh battery
Android Jelly Bean 4.3
Sprint had the Note 3. But Verizon had a better deal going on, plus if I trade my HTC in.  I get a $100 towards the bill, phone and accessories. I also found out tonight that Samsung is giving people who buy the Note 3 a $50 Google Play card for free! Here is the link:
I just finished filing mine out and redeemed it!