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Old 01-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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I've been to reddit at least 30 times today, on instinct.

Now I find myself going there just to check on Twitter updates. o_O
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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I've been to reddit at least 30 times today, on instinct.

Now I find myself going there just to check on Twitter updates. o_O
Some of the Twitter responses to Wiki... has been interesting.

Shows how far.. we've might of come.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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I like this straight up lie from the MPAA:

https://twitter.com/#!/MPAA/status/159498692963991552
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:16 PM   #5
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I like this straight up lie from the MPAA:

https://twitter.com/#!/MPAA/status/159498692963991552
Actually right now that whole account seems to be fun.

Its like running on pure damage control.

Pretty good TED Talk on the subject
http://www.ted.com/talks/defend_our_..._bad_idea.html
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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I want MPAA to tweet more. It's amazing.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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I want MPAA to tweet more. It's amazing.
It really is a hilarious read.

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websites not affected by #sopa & #pipa have gone #blackout while foreign rogue sites continue to operate today
It's like they legitimately can't comprehend an organization sacrificing for the greater good. It is so far beyond them that someone would look out for someone other than themselves.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:49 PM   #8
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Heh, I like that they linked to this article: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_1...ge-on-twitter/ which basically is making fun of tweeter users who didn't bother to read that little paragraph on Wikipedia. Looks like MPAA didn't read past the headline.

https://twitter.com/#!/herpderpedia
https://twitter.com/#!/WikiBlackout

Enjoy.

EDIT: I found those funny at first. Quickly turned sad.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:07 PM   #9
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:10 PM   #10
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Totally sad that so many of those people had no clue what is going on.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #11
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Wikipedia is working fine for me.
I just hit the "stop" button before it loads the black screen that explains all that bullshit.
So...you know - it's not even really down. People are just too dumb to hit "stop loading".

But it's ridiculous that they can't grasp the concept of why.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:26 PM   #12
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^Exactly

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Yes. During the blackout, Wikipedia is accessible on mobile devices and smart phones. You can also view Wikipedia normally by disabling JavaScript in your browser, as explained on this Technical FAQ page. Our purpose here isn't to make it completely impossible for people to read Wikipedia, and it's okay for you to circumvent the blackout. We just want to make sure you see our message.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:05 PM   #13
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This whole blackout has pretty much made me realize how dumb the majority really is. Instead of reading a simple paragraph about what's going on with the web, they just tweeted and facebooked 1000 different "OMG WHAT IS GOING ON INTERWEBZ?"

Fucking idiots.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:26 PM   #14
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I haven't had a chance to read the proposed legislation (which just lost several endorsers today), but from my understanding this is the third or fourth revision it is has undergone, and those revisions resulted in the most controversial elements of the bill being removed.

So, it would be interesting if this backlash is intended toward a past form of the bill, or its current form.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:40 PM   #15
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Beware of any regulations that are sponsored by those that would be regulated by them.
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