OpenMedia

Stop the Secrecy

Defend the Internet: Join the DAT

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:53 -- Eva Prkachin

At OpenMedia, we believe in the possibilities of the open Internet. We're working to safeguard the possibility to easily create ties and connections with people all over the world.

The challenge, however, is when those ties remain weak -- when we only know each other very loosely, not enough to collaborate on big projects together, or build relationships over time.

This is why OpenMedia has been working to grow Digital Action Teams (DATs) - teams of thousands of people who collaborate together to make our work to safeguard the open and affordable Internet stronger and more effective.

As a result of so many people joining our Digital Action Teams, we've been able to:

1. Build a letter to the editor tool to send hundreds of letters and help stop a government surveillance plan.

2. Translate our materials into different languages to reach new audiences and get outside the bubble of the English-speaking Internet.

3. Amplify our messages, like our recent Trans-Pacific Partnership video that pre-launched to the DAT and the Internet community in 155 countries who had used our crowdsourcing tool.

If you'd like to connect with people all over the world who understand the power of the open Internet, consider joining a Digital Action Team today.

Next steps: in 2015, we hope to start building a platform that can allow DAT members to interact more directly with each other. If you're looking to be more connected to the global movement to prevent surveillance, censorship, and control by Big Telecom providers, the DAT is for you.

DATs have made scaling our work possible - thanks for taking a look, and (hopefully!) signing up for the DAT today.