Embassy of Internet

QUESTIONS

REPORT
In the first two months, the Embassy of internet addressed eight open questions to the people of internet. Received a total of 3165 visits and 561 answers. The Embassy of Internet analysed all the answers with the intent to group common topics, highlight patterns and opinions.
These contributions determine the further developments of the Embassy of Internet.

01
What is your first thought about the Embassy of Internet?Reactions:
  • 44 people reacted positively
  • 17 people reacted negatively
  • 15 people were in doubt
Topics:
  • 14 people referred to the interface of the website
  • 12 people referred to the territorial aspect
  • 7 people referred to the representation aspect
  • 6 people referred to the community aspect
  • 5 people referred to the passport aspect
  • 3 people referred to the protection aspect
02
What should be the role of the Embassy of Internet?Topics:
  • 13 people talked about freedom
    • - of internet access
    • - of expression
    • - of information
    • - of advertising
    • - of thought
    • - of speech
  • 13 people talked about protection
    • - to who has no access
    • - from damage on web
    • - from control
    • - from trolls
    • - from online abuse
    • - from bullying
    • - to the users
  • 9 people talked about democratization
    • - in the sense of fair community
    • - in the sense of mutual help
    • - in the sense of equality
    • - in the sense of tolerance
    • - of power
    • - of information
    • - of knowledge
  • 4 people talked about awareness
    • - of the new world
    • - of power
    • - of threats
    • - about ethics
    • - about responsibilities
  • 3 people talked about accessibility
    • - in terms of language
    • - to the Internet
    • - in space
    • - underground
03
What should the Embassy of Internet stand for?Topics:
  • 9 people talked about freedom
  • 5 people talked about democratization
  • 2 people talked about access
  • 4 person talked about protection
04
How can the Embassy of Internet represent the people of Internet?Reactions:
  • 17 people said it can represent the people of Internet, by or through
    • - cookies
    • - expression
    • - sharing
    • - direct voting
    • - understanding
    • - knives
    • - being authentic
    • - keeping this going
  • 8 people said it cannot or should not represent the people of Internet
  • 2 people were in doubt
05
Where should the Embassy of Internet be?Reactions:
  • 14 people said it should be online
  • 11 people said it should be offline
  • 5 people said it should be everywhere
  • 3 people said it should be nowhere
06
What should be the relationship between the Embassy of Internet and the nations of the world?
Reactions:
  • 6 people said there should be an alliance
  • 3 people said there should be a neutral relationship
  • 3 people said there shouldn’t be any relationship
07
How should the Embassy of Internet look like?Reactions:
  • 5 people said it should look as it is
  • 2 people said it should look differently
Suggestions:
  • - a server
  • - a common place
  • - a forum
  • - not anonymous
  • - text only
  • - 80’s
  • - unusual
  • - hologram
  • - a government agency
  • - friendly and open
08
In which case would you rely on the Embassy of Internet?All the reactions were different, so we encourage you to check them directly.
MISSION
The Embassy of Internet may not have a reason to exist. An Embassy is the delegation of a country on a permanent diplomatic mission in another country. But the Internet is cross-countries. Therefore, the Embassy of Internet would require an equivalent entity that could host the delegation.

Conceiving an Embassy for the Internet is a speculative experiment to stimulate discussions and proactiveness around the future of Internet and its role in our society.