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Old 01-18-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:21 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, 01:40 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, 01:42 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, 02:16 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, 03:03 PM   #6
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I want MPAA to tweet more. It's amazing.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:19 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, 03:49 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, 04:10 PM   #9
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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, 04:21 PM   #10
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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, 04:07 PM   #11
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http://sopatrack.com/
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:26 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, 08:05 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 01-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #14
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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.

*Inhale*

That's why I believe technology is ruining young society. Technology is great and all, it makes our lives simpler. But it doesn't make us use our brains. We just do reactionary things to get to the knowledge we need. I used to remember phone numbers. I used to know a lot of them. Now I know I just need to type the first letter of someones name into my phone and their number is automatically brought up onto the screen. We don't need to know the answer anymore, we just need to know how to get to it quickly.


The kids raised these days don't know the concept of patience, reading, or retaining knowledge. They don't need those things when they can just look down at their iphone, click the Wikipedia app, and type in whatever was puzzling them - find the answer - and never think about it again.

People's lives are so inconvenienced by a loss of time we've created Microwaves and Cars. Creating a special niche of people who neither cook properly nor exercise. But now that we've got Tivo, skippable cutscenes, the internet, and ipads - we're creating a special breed of people who neither need to know any actual knowledge (considering they just wikipedia it, relay the fact, close the app), and don't have the patience to read a fucking paragraph.

Technology (of the 21st century) just really, really made people not want to waste their time on reading. "Fuck, why would I read, when I can just click 1 button, and skim for the answer I want."

Technology is slowly killing intelligent conversation, teenager by teenager.

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Old 01-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #15
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