Wednesday, December 20, 2017

What The Hell Does "No More Net Neutrality" Mean?

What the hell does no Net Neutrality mean? Net Neutrality restricted internet providers like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and etc. from controlling the traffic on the information super highway; speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content, applications or websites people use.

Now that Net Neutrality has been repealed by the FCC, these same providers have control over that traffic and can speed up, slow down or block any content, applications or websites people use. They can also start offering paid prioritizing for websites to have access to "fast lanes" while those websites who don't pay to play can be regulated to move as slow as dial up internet. These providers can also block websites sharing products/services that violate their policies. Not porn sites or other billion dollar industries of course, I'm talking about those so-called Black Identity Extremist brands selling products/services...

If these providers want to start shaking down major traffic websites folks use in order to get more coins, these websites are going to eventually put the squeeze on folks who use their site. "squeeze on folks" means "update their policies and packages" they offer. Some of these providers have already gone on record to state that they will not engage in MOST of the paid prioritization, but not ALL, which means we need to expect changes. Changes won't be abrupt, yet over time we will see incremental changes to how we access websites and how traffic moves along this information super highway.

The bottom line is this: DATA is the real cryptocurrency in this modern technological age. The repeal of Net Neutrality is a method to better corral and ultimately control that data. So that question we must ask ourselves is: What can we do about this? Here are some things to consider:

  • Be more intentional with the way we use the internet. If you're whole social media platform is sharing non-substantive, ratchet content or to simply ghost follow people to be nosey, you may want to reconsider your social media habits, especially if you make have to literally pay to do this.

  • If we have an online business or desire to start an online business that provides products/services, now is an excellent time to seriously consider it, and its budget.

  • Like I shared via Twitter on November 29th, if you're invested in Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and etc., use it to acquire land. Since it's decentralized and doesn't belong to a country, acquire land in different countries in the interest of controlling resources and building institutions. If building institutions seems a little too out of reach, just buy some land. The vehicles, clothes and accessories we buy depreciates in value as soon as we drive it off of the lot and wear it. There is no more Earth being created so land appreciates in value over time.

  • Speaking of Cryptocurrencies, recently in New York a 27-year-old Pakistani-American named Zoobia Shahnaz was charged with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and three counts of money laundering for taking Bitcoin and Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (“ISIS”). According to the DOJ [Department of Justice], Shahnaz wired the cryptocurrency to individuals and shell corporations in Pakistan, China and Turkey. This isn't the last incident so pay attention close attention how the DOJ handles this...

  • Back in the day coal miners used to carry caged canaries with them when they went to work in the mines. If there were any carbon monoxide or methane gas the canary would die before the levels reached those hazardous to humans. This is where the saying "the canary in the coal mine" comes from; it's a warning. I know some of us are into cryptocoin mining nowadays and just like the coal miners back in the day I encourage you to get yourself a 'canary in the cryptomine'.

If your only platform is social media, create a website where your content can be centralized and accessed. Start consistently directing your social media traffic there. If there ever comes a time where you're required to start paying a fee to sues these social media platforms you won't need to lose all of your content if you decide not to pay to play. 


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