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Thank You, Phish Fans, For Caring About Net Neutrality (theoutline.com) 79

If you venture over to Battle For the Net, which encourages internet users to call Congress to advocate for the preservation of net neutrality rules, you'll find something peculiar: Several of the top sites that direct calls are Phish-related. (Phish is an American rock band.) From a report: As someone on Twitter pointed out, the traffic from phish.net -- which describes itself as "a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans" -- appears to be coming from a pop-up message that greets visitors to the site. The same pop-up, which directs to www.battleforthenet.com, appears when you visit the site's forums and setlist pages. So, it appears that Phish fans, while in the midst of discussing their favorite extended noodling sessions, are leading the charge to save us from our impending telecom-dominated hellscape. Thanks, guys!" Phish.net sees over 400,000 unique visitors each month, according to web analytics firm SimilarWeb. In July, the website served over one million unique visitors.
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Thank You, Phish Fans, For Caring About Net Neutrality

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  • I don't understand what I just read. Is Phish bad? Is it related to Phishing?

    • Re:Phish? (Score:5, Informative)

      by mejustme ( 900516 ) on Friday November 24, 2017 @09:53AM (#55615077)

      Wikipedia to the rescue: "Phish is an American rock band that was founded at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont in 1983. The band is known for musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of genres, and a dedicated fan base."

      Seems to me the Slashdot editors could have beefed up the summary a bit.

      • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

        Seems to me the Slashdot editors could have beefed up the summary a bit.

        What about the vegetarian and vegan readers, though?

        How about

        Seems to me the Slashdot editors could have proteined up the summary a bit.

        Much better. Thank you Aziz.

        • Don't worry about the vegetarians and vegans. They won't be with us for long

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... [wikipedia.org]

  • Phish (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Don’t worry; google, Apple and he rest will issue a statement that they are “disappointed by the decision” 20 pages deep on their sites that no one will see.

  • Clicked on the link and RTFA. Never had been to outline.com site before. You almost can't tell where the story stops and the ads start. They look the same, sound the same with what seems to be the same quasi-plagiarized material that's on 100 other sites these days. Christ, it must be easy to sell advertising these days. Won't be going back to outline. Been there, it sucks.
  • I'd have expected Reddit to have been up near the top... a lot of popular (and unpopular) subreddits have pushed and stickied the battleforthenet link.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    fluffhead w00t w007

  • The oldest /. story I could find on net neutrality [slashdot.org] the tenor of the comments is largely that the internet was founded on net neutrality and it wasn't until ISPs figured out yet another way to swindle consumers that it was even an issue.

    What happened? More partisan politics? More paid shills and less moderation? For all the things that would divide the /. folk, there were two things that united us: free competition within a market free of monopolistic interference (hi Microsoft!)...and Natalie Portman covere

  • Its originator, Professor Wu, is even against the monster it has turned into.

"...a most excellent barbarian ... Genghis Kahn!" -- _Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure_

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