So, in looking for fun, Friday-esque things to write about related to telecommunications (I know, there are so many fun Friday features for phones), I visited the Federal Communications Commission website.
I was expecting to see this.
Instead I saw this.
What the heck? What is this Web 2.0, good-looking government website doing here? The old one was kitschy and quaint! This one is efficient-looking and blue!
Aesthetic's aside, the new FCC website has some helpful user-related features.
You can take action rather easily (they may want to make the button bigger so it is more visible) in order to file a complain, make a comment, or discuss telecommunications problems. You can also easily make suggestions about what the FCC should do to the website – and they're pretty good about responding to those comments.
So, give them some feedback – and useful feedback, please. A lot of the comments seem to be of the "this is new," "this is bad," "this is a waste of taxpayer's dollars" variety, but thoughtful specific criticism, as always, gets through.
Incidentally, many people are using the fcc.gov feedback forum to complain about their inability to access competition. I thought that was amusing.
Here's some of the more amusing feedback (names have been removed to protect privacy). Post your favorites in the comments section.
The FCC is a sock puppet for government control. We don't need, nor do we want government deciding what we should believe, or what we should see or say. We don't want it from the radical left, the radical right, or from ANY government entity. The goal of the FCC right now is to silence dissension from those that oppose this governments power grab in it's quest to establish a fascist, socialist regime. We are on to you. The only way to "improve" the FCC is to make it go away. . . FOREVER.
It does not appear that your average American could make heads or tails of this website. As a taxpayer I want to know what this agency is doing.
go back to the previous website! Can't find things now & broken links. Bad idea.