Jeff Pulver has decided to put his money with his mouth is, stop just blogging about preserving the principles of Net Neutrality and the end-to-end principles and do something. Jeff is sponsoring a viral marketing contest to save the internet. Here’s his pitch:
We need to
harness your individual genius and our collective genius (for isn’t it
the collective power of the Internet that makes it so remarkable?) to
save the Internet, and we are willing to pay and give you eternal glory
(or at least glory for as long as the Internet lasts).
Send us short*,
creative ideas — videos and other Internet-based gimmicks — that you
think might effectively communicate to government that they must write
rules to enable us the Internet innovators to transform the Internet
and communications experience.
and glory goes to whoever comes up with the message (viral video ad or
other creative marketing tool) that we use to spread the word and save
the Internet. In order to be eligible for the prize (and also to ensure
maximum impact during the great policy debate, both in DC and around
the globe), entries must be submitted by June 6, 2006. Please refer to
the specific rules to enter.
The grand prize is $1,000, not to mention fame and glory, or the internet equivalent. The contest runs until June 6, so get those entries in!