It is not often that I frame a post around a video, but Rebecca MacKinnon’s TED talk is perfect in describing one of the issues most important to me: the censorship of the Internet, both by governments and intermediaries. Not only is Rebecca a great speaker, but the nature of TED–wherein the hyperintelligent audience may know nothing about a speaker’s subject matter–means that she was forced to explain in great detail just what it is about this complex issue that matters. A must-watch.

What’s so key about Rebecca’s talk (and perspective) is her emphasis on building “consent of the networked” (also the title of her forthcoming book), and urging citizen awareness of the issues. Watch.

Be Sociable, Share!