IADAS’ Top challenges facing Internet
Over the past few months we’ve been working with members of IADAS in an “across-the-Web” conversation to identify the top challenges facing the Internet in the #next5 years. Today we announce the results of the survey:
1. Protecting Privacy
2. Modernizing Copyright
3. Ensuring ‘Net Neutrality
4. Maintaining the Open Web
5. Strengthening Internet Security
Descriptions and more: http://www.webbyawards.com/next5
Why this list? In the twelve years I’ve been working with IADAS, I can’t remember a time when the path ahead was so murky and so many global events play out online.
In 2010 alone, China routed the entirety of Internet traffic through its servers for more than 15 minutes (including the US Military’s), a relatively little-known man and his website (Julian Assange) embarrassed some of the world’s most powerful leaders, and the Wall Street Journal’s “What They Know” series exposed how much most people still don’t know about how their online activity is monitored, traded and auctioned online.
So our aim here is to harness the collective wisdom of IADAS, identify the issues that really matter, and tell the world about why they matter.
What do you think? I’ll be writing more about these in the coming days as well.