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Rupert Murdoch: "Internet Will Soon Be Over"

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posted on May, 7 2009 @ 10:17 AM
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Rupert Murdoch: "Internet Will Soon Be Over"


www.prisonplanet.com

Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch gave a strange response when asked about plans for mainstream news websites to charge for content, declaring, “The current days of the internet will soon be over.”

He was making reference to the fact that corporate media websites cannot continue to survive under their current failing business model.

The establishment media is dying and advertising revenue has plummeted as people turn to blogs and the alternative media for their news in an environment of corporate lies and spin.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 7 2009 @ 10:17 AM
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Interesting comments coming from one of the biggest leaguers of corpo-media rule...

Following senator Rockefeller's chilling innuendo's here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I can't say I would be the least bit surprised if the corpo media giants are figuring out a way to phase out the net as we know it into a new, tightly controlled version, i.e. "internet 2" where access to data becomes limited or PAY ONLY to get info other than the kool-aid brain-washing garbage spewed out by the likes of Murdoch's and other Elitists networks...

Another one to keep an eye on---They are busy scheming people...

www.prisonplanet.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 10:47 AM
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Interesting article but the threads headline is a bit misleading!

IRM



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 10:50 AM
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I don't think the internet as we know it is going anywhere. As long as people can hook their computers together, then the internet is alive. As for corporate media website, they may go the way of the dodo, but I doubt anyone will notice.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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I would like to see another source other than one of Alex Jone's websites. Any news source with a blatant agenda I just can't take seriously.

Other than that, the internet as we know it is the Last Frontier (except for maybe the Chinese Pyramids
). It is totally in the public domain. The big corporations already dropped the ball regarding their chances of ever controlling the internet by about 1999. It is too large, too expansive, and too compartmentalized to ever be controlled in any meaningful way.

Plus, the Free Internet lobby believe or not is quite a powerful conglomerate...



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:07 AM
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here you go
www.cnn.com...

thread title is misleading I would agree

nontheless, when is this murdoch gonna finally croak!



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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Well here is another "News Source" ...The gaurdian reporting the same thing. This is what "they" have planned...contol of the masses!

News Corp will charge for newspaper websites, says Rupert MurdochCurrent days of free internet will soon be over, says media mogul
Andrew Clark in New York guardian.co.uk, Thursday 7 May 2009 01.17 BST Article history

Rupert ­Murdoch expects to start charging for access to News Corporation's newspaper websites within a year as he strives to fix a ­"malfunctioning" business model.

Encouraged by booming online subscription revenues at the Wall Street Journal, the billionaire media mogul last night said that papers were going through an "epochal" debate over whether to charge. "That it is possible to charge for content on the web is obvious from the Wall Street Journal's experience," he said.


www.guardian.co.uk...

Imagine people paying for Fox News on the internet!


Starred & Flagged! Great Post!



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by Tgautier13
I would like to see another source other than one of Alex Jone's websites. Any news source with a blatant agenda I just can't take seriously.

Other than that, the internet as we know it is the Last Frontier (except for maybe the Chinese Pyramids
). It is totally in the public domain. The big corporations already dropped the ball regarding their chances of ever controlling the internet by about 1999. It is too large, too expansive, and too compartmentalized to ever be controlled in any meaningful way.

Plus, the Free Internet lobby believe or not is quite a powerful conglomerate...


The internet might be public domain, but the content that sites like this and hundreds of others use is not public domain. That content belongs to the company. If they choose to restrict it they can do so at any time without breaking out a sweat.



News Corp will charge for newspaper websites, says Rupert Murdoch

Current days of free internet will soon be over, says media mogul


www.guardian.co.uk...

P.S. How do you think Ruby has made his empire, through free loaders attaching themselves to him ?



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:20 AM
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You dont suppose he was hinting at The Grid, do you? Seems the most likely scenario to me...
www.wired.com...



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:21 AM
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Thank you for the link. So, Rupert Murdoch's answer to his crisis of people not listening to his news anymore is to charge the people to read what they get for free already now.

You know, if these 'global elites' really want to control the world, they really suck at it. They take one step forward, two steps back. This is quite literally a blatant sabotage of mainstream media by its Czar.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by tristarThe internet might be public domain, but the content that sites like this and hundreds of others use is not public domain. That content belongs to the company. If they choose to restrict it they can do so at any time without breaking out a sweat.


This is true. The influence of websites is always fluctuating, though. Yahoo -> Instant Messaging -> Blogging -> Social Networking... its always changing. For the hundreds of companies that would restrict their content, their will be thousands more, new and old, who would proclaim their freedom and independence.

I'm pretty confidant that we will always be able to discover the truth through the world wide web.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:31 AM
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This Murdoch guy is just silly.

Charge (force?) people to read lies and spin... Yeah that will work


I wonder what would happen if tomorrow they suddenly said:

"The Conficker worm (winks and smiles at his buddies) has contaminated the internet, we must press the reset button and set up Web 2.0 where everyone may only access licensed, secure content as approved by the government"



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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Not sure if you realize this, but they are the ones paying the bills, so if they say jump, we ask how high. Ruby by the way is what his buddy's call him, why and how, who knows, most likely some old joke from when he was at school.

As you can see all those blogs and sites who are feeding off such media centers will eventually die out. So what he is saying in basic terms is, if you want my content you pay for it, obviously your earning a revenue from ppc and ads within your site and my site is supplying you the element which is driving traffic to your site and so on.

What do expect from someone of that magnitude. He can afford to burn 100 million on test phase, can any of the sites out there burn that amount to stay competitive ?



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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There's a little optimism on this thread from some posters. As pressure is brought to bear on ISPs by RIAA, multi-national corps, advertising, Governments and so forth...the Internet as wee know it is coming to an end. Net neutrality isn't gonna last. Virgin Media boss (for the Brits) described it as "a load of bollocks."

More restrictions will become standardized across borders and high cost 'package deals' will turn the Net into a reflection of society. Some folk will travel slowly through a web infested with adverts whilst the wealthier will enjoy high speeds, unlimited downloads and commercial opt-outs.

Australia and China want international firewalls and site restrictions (black lists I+II etc) The UK wants a database to record the details (not contents) of all sites visited and VoIP& Email logs. Governments and commercial interests want ISPs to block P2P applications. Several countries have blocked wikileaks. It's all about restriction and monitoring.

Murdoch is an out of date, old fashioned tyrant...he's right though. Internet will be over...as we know it.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:36 AM
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I think this has been taking a bit too far out of context by PP.
"Internet 2" ...? Just because the corporations want to charge for their content because they are losing money does not mean websites like this one will take a fall or totally disappear. I think this is definitely more about money, then about rights/internet abolishment.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:40 AM
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Honestly, i do not see him sitting back in bed and wondering how can i do this if i need to do this.

Simply, the message across all the key players is. Stop or limit the flow at any cost. As you have explained, it far to evident that the Internet as we know it will be around for another 10 years, then the gradual restrictions will be like another day at the office. Most major moves are about half a generation,time wise im referring too.

But as i said, if you have money to burn then your okay if you dont and your doing this asa hobby then your years are numbered.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:42 AM
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Heya DD,

Ya know what, I started a thread based upon my view of why this may actually become a reality in this thread.

I don't find it too inconceivable that (while I don't believe the internet is going to be taken away from anyone) it's usage almost becomes moot.




AB1



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:44 AM
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I don't think the internet as we know it is going anywhere. As long as people can hook their computers together, then the internet is alive. As for corporate media website, they may go the way of the dodo, but I doubt anyone will notice.


I think that this is the point. The internet provides people with so many other options. There are so many people who have turned the the net looking for real information, the people who search for an alternative to the corporate commercialism and intellectual brainwash called TV.

The corporations do not intend to allow this to continue. You see less and less eyes are viewing Their ads and Their news. Don't forget the bottom line, less and less eyes equals less and less dollars.

Corporate commerce and media is not in full and complete control of the internet, and they will not rest until they are.

They envision an internet consisting of a few thousand websites from which all of us choose our web services. They will be in control of the content and information of course oh and, any fees as well.

I am sure they have some tricks up the sleeves to accomplish this. and I am expecting something to happen this summer that will bring about a new wave of "security measures".

I am very concerned. We have Kissinger telling Russias president not to worry America will be disarmed by september. We have Rockafeller warning that the internet is a threat to our their "security", and now we have Murdock, a guy who is certainly in the loop, proclaiming the end of the current internet. Be on the lookout for a false flag that will conveniently cause a reaction that removes more of our freedom of choice.



[edit on 5/7/2009 by AlienChaser]



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:52 AM
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Well then, we need to set up our own bulletin boards. Resurrect software like Wildcat BBS and Qmodem Pro, or rewrite the software from the ground up if these apps are no longer available or able to be used with the high speed hardware we are currently using.

When I went to school to learn RPG and Cobol, my instructor had his own bbs. It was mostly porn and dos tools but, nonetheless, the technology is already there. Just may have to be dusted off a bit.

Ahhh.....I almost forgot what it's like to write your own interactive .bat files. Those were the days.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:53 AM
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I am very concerned. We have Kissinger telling Russias president not to worry America will be disarmed by september. We have Rockafeller warning that the internet is a threat to our their "security", and now we have Murdock, a guy who is certainly in the loop, proclaiming the end of the current internet. Be on the lookout for a false flag that will conveniently cause a reaction that removes more of our freedom of choice.


Its good to see your connecting the dots if you keep going you should see the pattern emerging. Oh, before i forget, not many do see it as there to hung up on theoretical or material or spiritual journeys.

The attack will be from within and from the very item the seek to monitor.



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