Jan 18th, Internet Blackout

So, nothing better to wake up in the middle of the night and see some major sites are taking action to try to get widespread interest in understanding and protesting against SOPA. Basically so far, Reddit has confirmed that it will be shutting down for 12hours and the only thing you’ll be able to do on it is read about how SOPA will shutdown most sites like Reddit, how dangerous the bill will be on our rights on the internet, and what you can do to help fight it. Wikipedia is also working on jumping aboard which will mean no online Open encyclopedia for 12 hours that day either. If you think, “12 hours, who cares” just remember that with SOPA passed, these websites will be terminated because they’ll be deemed illegal. Facebook, Twitter, and Google at this time haven’t jumped on board, but I don’t see it taking too much longer for them.

FURTHER READING

Time.com : Jan 18 Internet Blackout…

SOPA: Reddit Confirms Jan. 18 Blackout; Wikipedia, Others May Follow

 

Forbes.com : Can Facebook Users Stop SOPA Without A Blackout…
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/01/12/can-facebook-users-stop-sopa-without-a-blackout/

 

FoxNews.com Will Google, Amazon, and Facebook….
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/30/will-google-amazon-and-facebook-blackout-net/

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