Today is a pretty important day, internet wise. People are rallying to voice opposition to two nasty pieces of legislation that are aiming to break the internet in favor of “big content.” Since you are on the internet today you have encountered this conversation in a lot of forms. Here’s some of the latest on SOPA and PIPA.
Here’s Clay Shirky making this ugliness clear and real.
On January 1st of this year, my little tumblr gained its 30,000th follower. And like all minor internet abusers with modest numbers of people who sort of sometimes look at some of the things we proactively feed into the fractal of generative content- I’m wild with powerful delusions of grandeur.
So rise up, tumblr minions; I realize that many of you are bots, and zombies, and I address this to you as well, my automated army- let today be the day you harass a congressmen and tell them what you think about giving powers of censorship discretion to some crusty hollywood capitalists who would rather you remained a zombie bot instead of having your own.
Here’s how: http://americancensorship.org/