Our Executive Director, Steve, popped online during his vacation to suggest we put together a blog entry about how OpenMedia.ca’s online petitions have been effective. He noted that a lot of the newer members of the pro-Internet community might not know about the amazing progress we made with our groundbreaking StopTheMeter.ca campaign or the influence we had with the StopSpying.ca campaign. It’s easy to underestimate just how effective online petitions can be, when backed up by an incredible, motivated community.
The pro-Internet movement has made change that is nothing short of incredible—levelling the playing field between citizens, lobbyists, politicians, and policymakers—in the fight for the possibilities of the open Internet. I’ll show you how. And I’ll do it with a whiteboard and my cell phone’s camera (with some slight computerized touch-ups):