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thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue. 
Sign the petition, then spread the word.

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

Sign the petition, then spread the word.

What I’m Reading- 8/19/14

Wow… it has been a LOOOONG time since I made one of these posts… too long. I guess I haven’t really been reading all that much lately anyway, so I wouldn’t have much to post, so I guess it works out that way. I have gotten back into reading more regularly as of late though, which I hope to maintain. I miss reading! Here’s what I’ve been sticking my nose into:

The Pillars of Creation- Terry Goodkind

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To be completely honest, I was actually dreading reading this book. I like the author and I love the series, but a whole 700+ page book in the middle of the series that’s not even about the main characters you invested 6 books into already? Doesn’t make sense! But, I trudged through the slow start of the story, and now that I’m about halfway through, I’m starting to like it more than I thought I would- even though Jennsen (the main character) is completely delusional. Still wish Richard, Kahlan, and Zedd were around. I’ll finish this book eventually- I swear!

Quiet- Susan Cain

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I heard about Susan Cain through her TED talk a while back, and I liked what she had to say, so when I heard she had written a book, I went out and bought it. This book is about introverts and how they operate. Being an introvert myself, what I’ve read so far has been very affirming and encouraging. This isn’t the kind of thing I typically read, but I like it so far.

Wild At Heart- John Eldredge

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This is another kind of book I don’t typically read, but since one of my best friends, and then someone else more recently, recommended it to me, I thought I would give it a shot. So far I have not been disappointed. I’m only about 90 pages in, but so far I like it.

My Favorite Western Movies

So to continue on my ‘series’ of movie blog posts, I thought I would do another favorites list, since I already did the fantasy and historical ones. This list will comprise of western movies, if the title didn’t already tip you off ;)

Now keep in mind that this is a list of MY personal favorites, not a be-all-end-all comprehensive list. There are a lot of great movies that should be on this list that I have sadly not seen yet (which I will get around to fixing as soon as possible!). Some of these may also not be what you might call your ‘typical westerns’. Anyway, let’s get to it!

10. Django Unchained- 2012

9. Shane- 1953

8. The Cowboys- 1972

7. Cool Hand Luke- 1967

6. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers- 1954

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