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Incredible work, everyone. These numbers are huge.
How huge? With 10,000 sites participating in yesterday’s net neutrality effort, a total of 304,993 calls got made. You made nearly half of them. Bravo. 
Also…which one of you made that 61 minute call? What’d you guys talk about? 
The fight isn’t over, by the way. You can follow themediafix and demand-progress to keep up with everything that happens from now until the FCC votes. 

staff:

Incredible work, everyone. These numbers are huge.

How huge? With 10,000 sites participating in yesterday’s net neutrality effort, a total of 304,993 calls got made. You made nearly half of them. Bravo. 

Also…which one of you made that 61 minute call? What’d you guys talk about? 

The fight isn’t over, by the way. You can follow themediafix and demand-progress to keep up with everything that happens from now until the FCC votes. 

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Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone could start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

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Today I helped lead a blind man out of a subway station. At the exit, he turned towards me and said:

Blind Man:  By any chance are you carrying a baby on your back?

Me: Yes

Blind Man: Oh good. That explains the little arms that have been grabbing me.

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Phones vs Laptops

It’s obvious just how much more is being done on phones and tablets than on computers, and the trend is continuing.

I think that’s a very bad thing. 

Computers with their keyboards, mice, and multitasking are so much more efficient than iOS & Android.

I would like to know how much faster a laptop is at doing routine everyday tasks than doing the same thing on a phone. 

Has this been studied before? If not, I think we should. We can publish it.

My hypothesis: In 2014, Americans will waste over 16 BILLION hours because they are doing things on their absurdly inefficient phone interfaces instead of on a computer.