Video sharing sites hit mainstream a long time ago—by the time a technology is feted as part of a presidential debate, it’s no longer got that same early-adopter cachet. That doesn’t keep it from being useful, though.
Right now, for instance, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is asking for your input on a key meeting this month.
On June 16-18, the international organization is hosting a high-level meeting of government officials in Seoul on “The Future of the Internet Economy.” The idea is to create and promote policies that will enhance creativity, technological convergence, and online confidence. To that end, the organization is asking for input not only from government attendees, industry, and civil society groups, but also the general public. So they’ve set up a YouTube channel in which you can join others like Vint Cerf and Jonathan Zittrain in asking questions of the OECD, or just expressing your opinion on how the Internet can benefit us.
Although the OECD doesn’t generate binding treaties, its studies and recommended practices carry a great deal of influence. For instance, the Privacy Guidelines issued in 1980 have become the framework of national laws passed later.
As such, your voice could have an influence in these deliberations on subjects including net neutrality, interoperability, access to knowledge, technologies, and information.
Submissions can be sent in here. The deadline is June 16.