Google did it best…

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.

Of all the blackouts, I think I liked Google’s the best.  It was non-intrusive, and the linked to good, easy to read information.  Wikipedia had a close second, especially considering that they made it easy to find information about congressmen.  Plus, by turning off JavaScript, the site could still be used completely.

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!)

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