This blog is still here today

When I first heard that WordPress was going to join a number of other prominent websites and go dark today, my first thought was, “oh no, my blog!”  Sure SOPA’s a bad thing, but I’m sure I’m going to have oh-so-many really important and fascinating things to say today!  Honestly, though, hard for me to imagine a non-holiday weekday without blogging.  Anyway, turns out that WordPress allows for an “easy peasy protest”– the little “stop censorship” ribbon in the upper right corner for today (as well as the option to go all black or to do nothing).  I just don’t see the value in going dark, but maybe I’m missing something.  So, gaze about the stop censorship ribbon and fight the power!

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

4 Responses to This blog is still here today

  1. John F says:

    When I heard WordPress was joining the protest the 1st thing I thought of was not having my daily dose of Greene. Thankfully they haven’t gone dark and taken the Myeli-Nation with them.

  2. John F says:

    Almost forgot, fight the power!

  3. sophie says:

    SOPA and PIPA are putting ban on our liberty. We all stand against them. But i would like to inform that there will be many ways will come out to fight against SOPA and PIPA.

  4. Steve says:

    I think the value of going dark is that it reminds both content providers, such as yourself, and also users of the drastic implications of the bills. It feel like an interruption and it signals that although the internet will not be dark it would be drastically changed. The baseline Secerno has a good write up about what it would do to bloggers: http://baselinescenario.com/2012/01/18/the-end-of-the-blog/

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