New gadgets are neat. Social networking is neat. Congress passing terrible laws into place that arbitrarily restrict consumer rights is not neat. It’s a big deal, and the more passively we as society treat the topic, the worse the world we will live in.
It’s nineteen minutes long, and worth every second. You don’t even have to “watch” just make sure you hear. Actually, make sure you listen. It’s important. More important than Facebook’s ad platform. More important than Leopard. More important than Android. Much much much more important than social graphs, grafts, and starfishes (gah!).
Then go buy (and read) Free Culture.