January 18th, 2012: The Day the Internet Stood Still
A day without the Internet. Some of the most heavily used websites will go dark tomorrow. They will be protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) and the Protect IP Act (S. 968). Maybe “protest” isn’t accurate. Tomorrow’s Internet blackout will illustrate what the Internet will become if either of those two abortional laws ever get passed.
Those two bills take terms like “corporate welfare” to a whole new level — bringing the Internet to a grinding halt just so the government can guarantee the profits of a few Hollywood/Media CEOs.
Anyway, tomorrow will be an “interesting” day on the Internet. Web searches, news gathering, political/social networking, blogging — it’s gonna be some slim pickins.
Here is a list of confirmed participants in tomorrow’s Web Strike.