Imagine you are in a crowd of people pushing you forward, all of the masses moving in the same direction. You are in a country where you don’t speak the language so you can’t understand the chant “Je suis Charlie” but you can somehow tell by the passion and emotion of the people that you can agree on their mission. This is where I found myself on January 11th. I was in the largest rally ever in France with 1.4 million other people.
I was staying the center of Paris from Jan 5th – Jan 14 for business with SendinBlue.com, an email, SMS and automated marketing company, when I found myself hugging a traffic light pole so I could see what was happening around me. What I experienced changed how I think about the simple freedom of expression and why people interact with or connect to an idea.
What if we couldn’t just post things on the internet that disagreed with another’s opinion?