the dawn of Infinity
From an age of finite books with endings to a new era of the infinite internet with only beginnings, we’re living in a time unlike any other. Since the dawn of the printing press there has never been a time in all of human history where people are as globally connected as they are today. The greatest tool for free speech, expression and transparency the world has ever known only recently developed in our lifetime. Despite global economic calamity, our generation is arguably facing an era much like the industrial revolution, except digital.
It’s the information and free expression insurgency that led to what inspired the idea of Infinity. As journalism shifts in this new age of online media, people, companies and governments grapple with something that is in no way physically tangible but rather limitless and permanent: truly infinite. Not only is this conversation incredibly fascinating, it’s what’s driving the future.
Journalism began shifting dramatically since I started studying it in college. From newspapers to the Internet to the search for a new creative business model, my generation has truly been at the forefront of transformation.
January 25th 2011 was a day that captured my attention and ignited my interest. Egypt’s revolution exploded via social media and for the first time in human history, an uprising unlike anything before it took the global stage. A revolution, assembled from social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, broadcast history to the world. The rapid spread and availability of the Internet brought about a means of transparency and free expression that had never before been experienced especially by a country like Egypt. At the time, I was interning for The Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. while Egyptians awakened to their suppression, amplified their voices, gathered audiences, shared ideas and staged protests via social media. I watched as vigilante hackers like Anonymous took to activism, removing oppressive government websites and hacking dictators personal accounts. In fact, it was Anonymous that became my first nationally published news story. The seemingly small report had found me and I just knew it would become a topic of much greater significance as the future unfolded. And so it was… from corporate and government corruption made transparent to activism against cyber legislation like SOPA, the world stage had been seized by people using technology for transparency and free expression.
Inspired by this new era of Internet revolution and online media, I along with my best friend Mark, came up with an idea that used both of our skills and passions, to harness some of the power of the Almighty Internet and seize upon divine opportunity. We decided that it was one thing to rep a company but quite another to use your creativity to make your own. So on January 25th 2012, a year after Egypt’s initial revolution, we birthed the idea for Infinity News Network: an independent social news website and blog covering what’s driving and shaping the global conversation with an emphasis on technology, transparency and uprisings as well as game-changing activism and stories of significance that would otherwise go unreported.
Committed to providing the public with fascinating breaking news, thought-provoking as well as fun commentary, and original reporting, Infinity is a cutting-edge social media enabled site that invites visitors to more easily share and comment on stories using their various online profiles, or anonymously if they choose.
Infinity hopes to eventually bring in a talented, like-minded staff of writers that are zealous about 21st century journalism and someday establish a home base in Washington, D.C. We’re tired of the age old Red and Blue wars and more interested in a refreshing new outlook, global perspectives and a new era of Internet media. With an earnest aim to give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect or interests involved, we hope to bring you not only the revolution but news that hones in on what’s driving the global conversation.
We also believe that someone can be partisan, an opinion journalist, and still believe that they have a high obligation to be fair to those with whom they disagree. Therefore, we welcome you to write for us, whether it be a blog, opinion piece or a news story, this is an open invitation to have your voice heard.
Because many of the world’s problems come from not understanding each other. The world would be a better place if we didn’t become one another but understood and respected. “Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear, and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace,” – Lester B. Pearson.
Infinity, because without knowledge, we’re no better than the primates we supposedly evolved from.