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Will the SOPA blackout make a difference?

19 January, 2012   6:00 pm

The best indicator that could be used to judge the success of Tuesday’s worldwide SOPA blackouts is the figure from Google, who announced that 4.5 million people signed the online petition linked from their homepage on Wednesday. It probably helped that Google emphasized sharing with the petition. Once you signed it, Google asked that you shared it via Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

Did you get involved? How often do we actually use Wikipedia anyway?

Watch this TED talk from Clay Shirky explaining why SOPA and the surrounding developments matter to each of us. Just watch it. I learned something, and I’m sure you will too.



I’m off to Code Academy

23 January, 2012

I’m joining Mayor Bloomberg of New York by joining the Codeacademy in 2012. For those unfamiliar with the concept Codeacademy was launched by a new start up in New York to make programming more accessible. Education has for some time been seemingly focused on how to use software rather than how to create it, which [...]