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2 years ago 1 note Wikipedia tech sopa


I’m always proud to be a Wikipedian, but even more so today.
When the White House came out against SOPA, I was proud to have been part of the cited petition against it. When the House shelved the bill, I was proud that (perhaps) my passionate email to my Congressman meant something. And when Wikipedia reached consensus about a full, global blackout, I was proud to have been a part of the discussion. It’s the first time in my 28 years that I feel like democracy has worked (…but maybe it’s just that it takes a crazy-ass bill like SOPA to make one feel empowered. ;)

I’m always proud to be a Wikipedian, but even more so today.

When the White House came out against SOPA, I was proud to have been part of the cited petition against it. When the House shelved the bill, I was proud that (perhaps) my passionate email to my Congressman meant something. And when Wikipedia reached consensus about a full, global blackout, I was proud to have been a part of the discussion. It’s the first time in my 28 years that I feel like democracy has worked (…but maybe it’s just that it takes a crazy-ass bill like SOPA to make one feel empowered. ;)

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