I’m Joining WP in Their Censsorship Protest. Join Me?

Re-posted from WordPress.org. I am not sure if all my followers will see this, For those who are interested there is more info below and a link.

http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/join-our-censorship-protest/comment-page-3/#comment-147147

 

Join Our Censorship Protest!

 

by Jane Wells

 

Have you been paying attention to all the hubbub online about the proposed U.S. legislation (SOPA/PIPA) that threatens internet freedom? I wrote about it last week over on WordPress.org, but the gist is this: there’s a bill in the U.S. Senate that if passed would put publishing freedom severely at risk, and could shut down entire sites at the whim of media companies. Fight for the Future created this nifty video to sum it up better than I can.

 

On January 18, 2012, sites all over the internet will be blacking out to protest and try to mobilize more people to speak out against this bill coming up in the Senate next week — S. 968: the Protect IP Act (PIPA) — in an attempt to let U.S. lawmakers know how much opposition there is. WordPress.org, Wikipedia, and even WordPress.com VIP I Can Has Cheezburger? will be participating in the blackout to raise awareness and spur you to action.

 

Here on WordPress.com, we want to participate as well. Freshly Pressed will be blacked out during the strike.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “I’m Joining WP in Their Censsorship Protest. Join Me?

  1. Hi Maxi~ so cool we both own computers due to our husbands, Mine has let me never look back.

    I do know this about Wiki- I have however been an editor and love the project as a whole. To find some factual information to cite usually for me begins at wiki. I can find the resources I need to find the right answer if wiki does not contain it through the resources that are always listed.
    From Wikipedia:
    “Contributions cannot damage Wikipedia because the software allows easy reversal of mistakes and many experienced editors are watching to help and ensure that edits are cumulative improvements.
    That is not to say that you will not find valuable and accurate information in Wikipedia; much of the time you will.”

    So while I do keep in mind to be careful I do use this site often with complete trust.

  2. Can’t believe you wouldn’t have a computer if not for your husband … me too.

    Something else. Did you know that anyone can put information on Wikipedia and it’s not always correct? We have to be careful.

    Blessings – Maxi

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