Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Going Dark January 18th

To anyone who visits today, I am observing the dark out against SOPA/PIPA. For those unaware, please check out the link. In response to the event, I made this graphic to work on my facebook timeline page as well. It's a silenced version of my "In The Groove" character for the day. I felt he'd be appropriate.

12 hours on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012. 8am EST to 8pm EST. That's all we ask. STOP using the internet for one day. Show your personal defiance of this bill. The bill itself may be shelved at the moment, due to such uprising, but still show your disapproval for it by turning off your computer and going outside to shovel away the dreadful snow, curl up to read, or anything far more worthy of your time. Be sure to tell people you won't be using the net today. Tweet how you will use your newfound time and tag it: #SOPASTRIKE

If sites like Wikipedia, Google, Reddit, Flickr, WordPress and thousands of others aren't even going to be online, why should you?