And Eyes Wide Open Means...
Eyes Wide Open is about getting to the heart of the story, filtering facts from fluff, posting the good stuff, and giving privacy a second thought. It is pivot’s digital and media literacy campaign and it will provide us with information and tools to use media effectively.
To kick off the campaign, we surveyed over 800 Gen-Yers to get their thoughts on news, media and privacy.
Keep your eyes wide open for...
The Internet’s Own Boy
The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.
How does Pivot live it?
Pivot TV is a new network where what you watch does make a difference. Pivot is the sister company of TakePart. Like our parent company, Participant Media, its aim is to entertain as well as change the world for the better. In doing so, Pivot wants to be transparent about the type of content and messages it airs, so they have made a consumer-facing Responsible Advertising Policy.