On net neutrality…PCMag.com reports that:
BellSouth officials denied Friday that they had blocked consumer sites MySpace and YouTube, although customers in Florida and Tennessee said that they were unable to access them.
BellSouth customers filled the Technorati blog Thursday and Friday, complaining that they had not been able to access YouTube, which stores and plays back user-generated videos, and MySpace, a social networking site for teens.
This BellSouth example makes one thing clear: citizens themselves will be perhaps the most influential force in encouraging and policing net neutrality among the corporations which support the Internet backbone. The people most sensitive to any impartiality – heavy users of social multimedia platforms – are precisely the ones most likely to raise their hands and protest loudly.