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Will the SOPA blackout make a difference?

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.

by Daniel George

19 January, 2012

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