Researching for Trackables


The groups pick their research topics


So before going geocaching again we split into groups of three to research a topic we would put in our travel bugs.  




Simply put, Travel Bug is a trackable tag that you attach to an item. This allows you to track your item on The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online. So in this program wich is called race to the White House in each group we have to pick an important topic which would be in the trackables and put it into the geocaches we find, so that other geocachers can find it. The people who find it depending on if they think the tpic is important they would move the trackable closer to the white house if not they would move it further away. My group chose Net Neutrality, wich is the longstanding principle that preserves our right to communicate freely online. This is the definition of an open Internet. Net Neutrality means that Internet service providers may not discriminate between different kinds of online content and apps. It guarantees a level playing field for all websites and Internet technologies. But the nation's largest phone and cable companies — including AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon — want to be Internet gatekeepers, deciding which websites and apps go fast, which go slow … and which won't load at all. Free Press is fighting to preserve Net Neutrality — and strengthen the Federal Communications Commission's open Internet rules so that they protect users of all devices. I have never heard of this topic and believe it was imprtant. Now that I know about it I have a better understanding of it and believe it to be an important issue that could make it to the White House.