Sometimes serendipity meets synchronicity on anyone’s social-network radar, and a few different views of the same issue materialize before our very eyes. We had a moment of such pleasure today as we were directed to an infographic entitled “15 Facts About Net Neutrality.” Over the last couple of weeks we have posted a number of stories about the debate over net neutrality – a debate that went white-hot when Google and Verizon announced a proposal for a neutral internet, unless companies saw the need to establish tiers of speed or service. Yesterday we posted a TED Talk about designing data to assist in comprehension and to allow statistical comparisons for the non-mathematical.
As David McCandless pointed out in the TED Talk, when one works through such visual presentations of data, one must confront arguments on both sides of an issue. As it may indeed be “The First Amendment issue of our time,” the arguments are far from over. Thanks are due to OnlineMBA.com for trying to organize and visualize some of the issues at stake, and who are on which side of the debate. What facts would you add? Does your organization feel strongly about any of these particular facts, or does it have other concerns?