Here at Jammy Toast we love the internet. There is nothing more the bears love that goofing around websites looking for entertainment or some of our more serious bears doing research. However, that enjoyment just might become tainted soon as the evils of net neutrality raises its ugly head again. This week some of the internet’s most popular websites will participate in a day of action on Wednesday to oppose changes to US rules which govern net neutrality. Sites such as Netflix and Amazon are joining with civil liberty groups in a co-ordinated protest, and activists are already sharing viral content on Twitter, Reddit and Facebook in preparation.
Twitter is considering launching a paid-for service for businesses and power users. The micro-blogging service – which has struggled to grow its user base in recent years – is carrying out surveys to “assess interest” in the idea. Paying members would get access to an enhanced version of Tweetdeck, Twitter’s souped-up interface that offers more functionality than Twitter.com. However, please understand, the company has not made any indication it is considering charging regular users of their normal service.