This post aims to raise awareness of the impending legislation surrounding SOPA and PIPA. This bill could seriously alter the way you use the Internet today – especially with regards to sites like FailDesk, our big brother Geeks Are Sexy and many, many others that rely upon sources from the rest of the Internet for news and other material.
As you may be aware, today many sites including Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing and many others…even Google is in on the act (kinda).
Be aware, SOPA won’t just affect humor/satire sites – but it will impact mainstream social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and innumerable 2nd-tier social and niche news sites. If this bill goes through, the Internet will look nothing like it does today.
Learn a little bit about SOPA here:
PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.
Do something about it here: http://www.americancensorship.org
View the countdown, see the stats and get a quick summary of what is going on here: http://sopacountdown.com/
Sorry for the serious post guys/gals, but I thought it was just too important to not share with you.