The SOPA Effect
Well today was an interesting day.
I tried to do my part, but there were several who did some really creative things. Wired, Google, Reddit, and The Oatmeal. Several local local companies showed their frustrations on their sites, Twitter, or Facebook.
— Sevnthsin (@sevnthsin) January 18, 2012
Thanks to SOPA, my brain is blacked out today.
— Hunt Adkins (@huntadkins) January 18, 2012
“A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” – JFK
— Christopher Pollard (@chrispollard) January 18, 2012
For those uninitiated, you should check out @herpderpedia It’s a hilarious curation of content that is from folks who didn’t know what was going on.
But if you’re looking for content on the Why, check out http://mashable.com
The bottom line is this:
We need to keep it up.
There have been 13 Senators that no longer support the current bills. But we have short attention spans.
No matter your politics, I beg of you to pay attention. To participate. To vote and be heard. Social media and the internet (as it sits today) is a place to be heard, but alo a place to read. Don’t be afraid of typing more than 140 characters; but know it can start there.
Don’t just do this for politics – make it part of what you do.
Want to succeed at work? Participate. Want to have safer roads? Drive better. Want to write a book? Start typing. Want to have a better relationship? Pay attention.
No more bullshit. No more excuses. As Nike says, Just Do It.