Thursday, 27 June 2013

Constructing a Better, Broader & Bespoke Internet with ISOC

#ISOC publicity# General Announcement

Do you pay regular visits to one or more web addresses around the globe through the Internet? I bet you do. Do you have suggestions, complaints and queries about the Internet’s structure and its accessibility? I think you might. Are you aware that there is a global body responsible for the engineering, governance and sustenance of the internet? I am not sure you do. Have you been informed of the possibility of contributing your ideas about the Internet and getting heard? You deserve to know. Well, this is to broadcast the existence of the Internet Society (ISOC).

You probably know what IP means. But for the benefit of doubt, IP or the Internet protocol is a data transmission standard that controls the routing and structure of information generated and transferred over the global interconnection of computerised devices which make up the Internet or international network. In other words, it is one of the technology models that define the parameters of the data you are able to access and post over the World Wide Web (WWW) through your end device such as 3G-enabled phones, networked computers, internet-enabled palmtops or pads and other portable internet devices.

The Internet Society

ISOC or the Internet Society is a non-profit corporation that is operated exclusively for educational, charitable and scientific purposes. Its responsibilities include the establishment and promotion of principles that are intended to persuade governments to make decisions that are right for their citizens and each nation’s future in order that a healthy and sustainable Internet may be made available to everyone.

ISOC hopes to:
  • facilitate and support the technical evolution of the Internet as a research and education infrastructure and stimulate the involvement of the scientific community, industry, Government and other stakeholders in the evolution of the Internet
  • educate the scientific community, industry and the public at large concerning the technology, use and application of the Internet
  • promote educational applications of Internet technology for the benefit of government, colleges and universities, industry, and the public at large
  • provide a forum for exploration of new Internet applications, and to stimulate collaboration among organizations in their operational use of the global Internet

What’s more?

ISOC welcomes new ideas from both technical and non-technical members of the civic society and offers ISOC memberships to individuals and organisations alike at very convenient plans.
If you feel concerned about the engineering and governance of the Internet or simply interested in the ongoing conversations that influence the future of the internet, you could make the newest site on your web browser the Internet Society’s. Simply visit to get started. Remember, you don’t have to know any technical jargon. It’s all about being in-the-know. Besides, there are forums and mailing lists where jargons get explained.

#ISOC publicity# General Announcement