How Did That Blackout Feel And Cyanide’s Beer Run

Posted: January 18, 2012 in Cyanide and Happiness clip

As you know, Wikipedia was black today, in protest to proposed internet censorship.

When I visited the site, and typed in the term “heart,” it gave me the page for a brief moment. Then, it took the page away, and showed instead this message, saying essentially, How did that feel?

Imagine a World

Without Free Knowledge

For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more.I believe that Wikipedia is one of the most useful tools on the internet.

I use Wikipedia on a daily basis.

Internet censorship would be crippling for the passing public, I believe. The greater harm would far outweigh the greater good.

I did not write today (although I had a fascinating experience that I may share someday).

I hope that US Congress got enough of a feel for internet censorship that it is able to make a decision consistent with the interests of the greater good.

More tomorrow.

Here is Cyanide and Happiness Beer Run:

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