Well, as soon as I’ve clicked publish on this post, I’m going to turn off the Go Dark plugin. I’ve heard that the blackouts today have brought a lot of awareness and changed a lot of minds. Unfortunately, Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho still supports PICA (he’s a prideful co-sponsor). I won’t be voting for him next election.
I was pleased to see the amount of support for the blackout shown by so many internet companies. I was very disappointed by Facebook and Twitter for their lack of support. I’m still of the opinion that SOPA/PIPA would destroy them, and they didn’t raise awareness in the slightest. (I wouldn’t want them to blackout completely, but something like Google would have been good.)
I came across some really great stuff today though. I’d like to share it with you, for reading if you’re not already sick of SOPA/PIPA. I found two great posts by Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media (and publishing). I also found this video: (Enjoy!)