The new rule would reclassify high speed broadband as an “information service” rather than a “telecommunications service” (remember, the FCC is forbidden from imposing neutrality obligations on information services). It would then eliminate the bright line rules against blocking, throttling, and pay to play (as well as the more nebulous general conduct standard) in favor of a simplistic transparency requirement. In other words, your ISP would be free to set itself up as an Internet gatekeeper, as long as it is honest about it..
In contrast, the architects of today’s social change campaigns confront a highly fragmented media marketplace and consumers’ extremely short attention spans. As a result, it’s an uphill struggle to reach large audiences, and to keep their attention for long enough to change social norms and behaviors. Even a breakthrough idea will generate only a month’s worth of public interest, so campaign planners need to create a series of high profile “moments” a tough challenge indeed..
So I say go ahead, show me your surgically modified, genetically altered, steroid injected, best version of yourself. Why not hide the portions of you that are real and only show the world the parts that you make perfect for public consumption. After all, it seems the cool kids are already doing it..
Initially set to go on view in early 2004 under the title ”Myth of the RAF,” the exhibit was delayed for a year after relatives of the group’s victims objected to the use of public money for a show that they feared would present RAF leaders like Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof as revolutionary heroes and icons of radical chic. ”They were criminals,” Guido Westerwelle, leader of the Free Democratic Party, argued on behalf of the survivors. ”There’s nothing about them that should be retrospectively romanticized.”.
Those numbers do not even include the newscasts, conversations on the midday Here Now, all the NPR Politics Podcasts, or social media, including Facebook Live reports and reporters’ Twitter updates. (It also does not include On Point, Fresh Air, Latino USA or The Diane Rehm Show, which NPR distributes but does not produce). Reporters were out and about far more than in the past, veterans tell me, covering the story from the ground and not just the campaign planes..
With golf guaranteed to be played at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but not past that, the game’s leaders will now have to come up with some way to put a positive spin on the sport’s further inclusion. If Zika is a perfect excuse for golfers who don’t want to take time out of their lucrative pro schedules to play in a zero prize money event, what will the excuse be four years from now, when Zika is unlikely to be a concern? Perhaps changing the competition’s format away from a standard 72 hole stroke play event is the answer, or giving golfers some sort of added incentive besides representing your country (as if that’s not good enough). In any case, the sport’s return to the Olympics looks to be short lived, if we’re taking bets right now..