Emerging Trends | Infrastructure | Youth
March 22, 2013

What does the Internet mean to you as a young person?

By Paul Conneally

The most profound technologies are said to be those that have the ability to weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.

In a very short period of time the Internet has had a significant impact on the way we live.

It has democratized access to information on a scale never before thought achievable. It has lowered and in certain instances removed the barriers to creative and self-expression and has also been responsible for challenging old business models while at the same time enabling new ones.

For centuries, access to and the creation of information was controlled by the few. The Internet has changed the status-quo profoundly – and is quickly becoming the communications platform for everyone.

ITU wants to know what the Internet means to you as a young person.

If you are between 15 and 24, record and send your video message to www.itu.int/go/wtpf-yourvoiceand your message could be included at the Fifth World Telecommunication Policy Forum (#WTPF) taking place in Geneva from 14 to 16 May 2013.

Watch the video below, follow the instructions and let your voice be heard!


Paul Conneally Head of Communications and Partnership Promotion Division, ITU


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