Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Black is the New Black.
Today is Black Wednesday, as many of the most popular sites on the Internet go dark to protest SOPA and PIPA, two things that I originally thought were Kate Middleton's sisters, but actually turn out to be anti-piracy bills from the States or something.
Judging by the amount of "Once they go black will they ever go back" jokes on Twitter, it seems that stealing is something that just comes naturally to the Internet. I myself steal practically every picture that accompanies a post from somewhere else online. (Shhh - don't tell anyone.)
I will miss Reddit and Wikipedia for a day, but I think if they really wanted to get people in any uproar, hit 'em where they live - blackout Facebook and Porn.
Can you imagine how much productivity in the workplace would increase, if only for a day? (And seriously, if you're playing Farmville or with yourself at your job, your boss needs to get glasses.)
But don't touch Blogger - I need a place to vent.