Blog

A Free And Open Internet

free-and-open-internetAddThis was founded on a belief in the free and open Internet. We celebrate the fact that anyone can create value through content, services or products and make a living through the exposure and distribution the Internet provides.

It is the definition of a land of opportunity for all. It is virtual, but its presence and its effect on lives is real and tangible.

Our products are designed to help forward the idea of an open Internet by helping publishers and brands of all sizes to engage users personally through content, e-commerce, and marketing. As we help businesses grow, we push the Internet away from a “one size fits all” model to one that is more relevant, useful, and engaging for consumers.

These relationships are the core engine of the Internet economy. It’s what makes the Internet amazing, and predominantly free, and it only continues to work if individuals and companies of all sizes have an equal opportunity to play.

This is why we’re excited about the FCC Net Neutrality ruling. It helps keep the Internet a land of opportunity for all by preventing favoritism for the few.

If there is one thing we’ve learned building products for the open Internet, it’s that the open way is the harder way. It’s hard to get disparate companies with diverse goals and objectives to rally around common ways of doing things. But we’ve also learned that it’s the right way, and the Internet itself – an open set of standards that has revolutionized the world – is evidence of that.

We’re proud to work with our customers and users to keep the Internet free and open together.

  • AnnGepp

    So you think the government takeover of the internet will make it free and open? What are you, some 20-something idealist who doesn’t understand anything? Nothing is every better and cheaper after the federal goverent starts regulating it. I’m expecting the shut down of free speech and higher costs. We’ll see who’s correct in time, but I bet it will be me:)

  • Totally agree with AnnGepp – the 360-page regulation have not been published yet. Oh, I forgot, we will like it when we know what’s in it? Are you are supporting the government takeover of the Internet? It will be as “free” as Obamacare was “affordable.”

  • SEO_Blogspot

    You would have to be delusional to believe that Google, AddThis or any other Internet websites are there to help, in one way or another it is their own bottom line they are trying to pad, not yours. The “one size fits all” as long as you are large, the small does not exist on the Internet without tons of work. AddThis promotes small websites for free in what way? Allowing them to buy useless products in hope of exposure. For Google it is use Adwords or you can settle for crumbs. A small business will never rank well for high traffic keywords regardless of content.