With all the problems going on in the world, I’ve been trying to stay away from the major issues and not get caught up in the hype. Rather I’ve been staying more positive than ever…while still remaining quick on my feet. In short though, there’s some bullshit is going on in the Middle East. Some more bullshit is going on in Africa. And of course, back home…we’re pretty much knee deep in it. But to keep it all into perspective, let’s talk the future of the internet for a little bit, or first world problems as they have been so cheekily coined.

I know it doesn’t seem like a big deal to those of you who still ask questions via social media networks, that can easily be Googled. To those of you who think your internet is only something accessible by a hand held device, ie. your cell phone, this probably won’t matter to you either. But for those of you, like me..and the good folks at CLPNation.com, the internet is a level playing field that allowed companies like us, to run with the big boys. Thus far we’ve been keeping up pretty damn well, but for how much longer?

I don’t want to bore you with my synopsis of what Net Neutrality is and how it could potentially cripple the progress we’ve made since the modernization of the internet. Instead, I came across Last Week Tonight’s host, John Oliver, who made the most concise summary of the Net Neutrality issue. It’s about 13 minutes long, and while hilarious…is extremely informative. I know most of you don’t care because nothing is more important that maintaining fake friends on social networks and turning up, but you should. Think. Share. Enjoy!

Net Neutrality Overview via SingleHop

Net Neutrality refers to the idea that all data on the Internet should be treated equally by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). For most of the Internet’s history, ISPs generally did not distinguish between the various types of content that flow through their networks, whether web pages, email, or other forms of information. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the few ISPs that tried to block certain types of data faced strong opposition from consumers, tech companies, and regulators.

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