Here’s why this video is important. If you’re reading this, then that means you clicked on a Facebook or Twitter link to get to a webpage that my friends and I decided to make up with the hopes of having fun and entertaining our friends. Take a second and think about if that was no longer possible in its current form. How many different and new voices would we miss out on if this actually came to fruition? There’s someone somewhere writing or filming the next great story or song that we may never get to hear if this proposal becomes reality. That’s the beauty of the internet in its current state. Anyone can create their own content and share it with the masses through something like YouTube. But what if the next generation of YouTube isn’t able to be developed? The next great idea or concept may never get to see the light of day as the internet allows a start up to do now.
Yes the world wide web is filled with a lot crap that we enjoy as guilty pleasures, but beyond that there are some great things that we all get to share in because of the way that the internet currently works. Things that matter, that don’t necessarily get covered in the mainstream media for financial or political reasons often make their way to the forefront because they go “viral” on the internet. What if that unique way of the world is suddenly lost?
Sorry, I’m going to stop trying to pretend as if I can articulate this anywhere near as well as John Oliver did on his HBO version of the Daily Show, but in closing I’ll say this; in the future, chances are that I wouldn’t have been made aware of this video and then wouldn’t have been able to share it with you if this amendment was actually made. So if the existence of “The OnBlast Podcast” isn’t a good a enough reason for you to think that this video is important…then I honestly don’t know what is…LOL
And for the record Oliver’s plea did work work in terms of garnering some attention, as he shut down the FCC’s website. Here’s some of the response from the twitter world: