I’m not officially “going dark” today, but since I’m sending you to read someone else’s post somewhere else, I’m not really counting this as a post…
Some major websites, including Wikipedia and Reddit, are taking themselves offline in a one-day protest against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act), two pending Congressional bills that could change the Internet as we know it–and not necessarily for the better. Social-media wise woman (and my friend) Jessica Gottlieb breaks it down at MomsLA, and points out:
“Politicians aren’t known for being web savvy. In addition to dealing a deadly blow to just about the only part of the US economy that is actually flourishing, the House of Representatives appears confuddled about what the internet actually is.”
Go read the rest–we’re all on a need-to-know basis with this.