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Why Is the Spinning Wheel of Death Following You Around?

10
Sep
2014

Spinning wheels of death are flooding popular websites Wednesday as part of Internet Slowdown Day. While Netflix, Foursquare, reddit, and other online hubs wont be slowed down, theyll feature loading icons in support of the cause for net neutrality. Heres Netflix, with the wheel on the bottom right: Screenshot According to the website for the movement, the wheels are meant to be symbolic, in an effort to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers. Net neutrality needs protection, advocates argue, and the Federal Communications Commission needs to enact regulations to do so.

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