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Farid HUMBLOT

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Should the internet be a fundamental right?

80 % people around the world believe that internet access is a fundamental right.
The revolution in Egypt shows that internet (in that case mostly Twitter) is the tool to enhance ideas. TED.com is another example of that.
But as the same time people around the world do not have access to this magnificent and even if they have, it is under surveillance.
In we look at the Egyptian revolution, you will that the impact and the spread of the idea of 'we can change our country' came from the internet. Twitter was not only a logistic tool but also a powerful spreading tool.
Mass media follow the revolution on Twitter.
So my question is 'should the internet be a fundamental right?'
And if it is how do we define it?

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    Mar 7 2011: I love this thread. I'm learning a lot. Thanks Farid for starting it.

    A brief anecdote... I remember during my Netscape days going to Istanbul to consult in an online newspaper project for Hurrieyt (sp?) People there felt that this was the second coming for freedom of expression.and everyone wanted to be part of it. I think the world is catching up to that sentiment. It's so exciting to be part of what's happening.

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