When the internet first started out it was really hard to do much of anything. Browsing in its current form didn’t exist, and just basic navigation around the web was difficult. Fortunately, we’ve gotten really good at downloading. With web browsers, search engines, and news feeds it’s easier than ever to consume tons of content online.
A bit slower to rise was the ease of uploading, or contributing new things, to the web. Although downloading has been easy for the average guy for years, it’s really just now starting to get to a place where uploading is as easy. With the rise of WordPress, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, and IntenseDebate (among others) it’s become progressively easier to upload your content to the web (in whatever form) and contribute.
So please, don’t just consume the internet – help build it by being an uploader too.