Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Websites Go Black to Protest SOPA

Today, many websites have gone black to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Although this act only affects websites in America, it will have impact worldwide. Many popular websites such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter are headquartered in US and will have to comply with this bill if passed.

For more information about SOPA:
https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

For a full list of blacked out websites:
http://mashable.com/2012/01/17/sopa-companies-dark-list/

On a comedic sidenote, @herpderpedia on Twitter is currently compiling several tweets that show users panicking (re: mostly students) about the Wikipedia Blackout.

2 comments:

Amit Louis said...

Its true that technology shape us, it creates new behaviors for the users, both good and bad. On the other hand, we shape technology only by acknowledging it.

Web 3.0

Dr. Cindy Gordon said...

Amit a very good perspective. The discourse between technology and human experience is an ever ending cycle that is continually blurred.

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