Describe an event in the world that has affected you this year. How? Why?
Personally, I would say that I am most affected by the Snowden PRISM leaks and the fight over Net Neutrality. I am a strong proponent of the right to privacy and of freedom through the Internet, and the revelations regarding these outrageous programs have caused me to again become very active politically both online and in “meatspace”. I have actively joined sides with political groups that 5-10 years ago I would have scoffed at. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” has never been truer and while we may not agree across the board, I have reached out across the metaphorical aisle for the greater good.
Now, if only our elected officials could do the same.