Sunday, February 06, 2011

BBC News - Are governments closing the net around web freedom?

Check the article link below for a timely reality check including perspectives from the suddenly ubiquitous Evgeny Morozov and Sir Tim Berners-Lee

At Campus Party in Brazil last month, Al Gore called on the public to act in preserving what he believes is a system vital for democracy.

"Defend the internet," he said.

"Do not let it be controlled by governments or by large corporations. It is a network of people."

But there are signs that the web is becoming dominated by the few.

According to web analytics firm Compete, the top 10 websites were responsible for 31% of US page views in 2001, rising to around 75% in most recent estimates.

Facebook alone accounts for around a quarter of all US internet traffic.

BBC News - Are governments closing the net around web freedom?

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