The Internet’s here, and they’re pissed!
Notes from the Wikipedia blackout:
- Trying to follow the #wikipediablackout hashtag on TweetDeck gave me a headache in under 10 seconds. Much more and I suspect I would’ve had a seizure. That thing is updating at a truly prodigious rate — which is a good sign, I believe.
- Extremely cheerful to see that Mark Warner is one of the few senators that has actively opposed these bills. Wrote to show my appreciation and to thank him for taking a stand.
- Disappointed though not in the least surprised to see that Bob Goodlatte is a co-author of SOPA. Wrote to express my dismay and to inform him that he’s shaming the VA 6th with this nonsense.
- Wondering if your representative has taken a stand? Wonder no more.
- Kids these days. There is a wild panic from students unable to do their homework without Wikipedia, and I’m sort of giggling. C’mon, kids. Suck it up. Some of us grew up having to get general knowledge facts on Encarta.
- Also, while Wikipedia is a fabulous quick-reference resource and often a great starting point, it should not be the actual source of your research.
- Also if your paper was due tomorrow and you waited until today to start, I have no pity.
- Trying to compose a real post on all of this for ASC Education blog.
- ETA: Also, really disappointed though not surprised at how hard it is to find this on MSM. Relegated to tech columns, not at all treated as national or political news — never mind that, if all the people who claim they’re contacting their representatives really are, Congress is getting quite the earful today.