Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2012 10:37 UTC
Internet & Networking So, this one slipped by completely undetected late last year (no, I don't grow tired of saying that). CNet reported that Google, Amazon, Facebook, and similarly large, anti-SOPA companies are mulling over the option of taking their websites off the air to replace them with an anti-SOPA message, asking users to contact their elected officials.
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by Bobthearch on Wed 4th Jan 2012 14:53 UTC
Bobthearch
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I read that as one bloggers wishful "prediction," not an actual probability. And it's not going to happen. Why?

First, money. How much would Amazon and others lose if offline for even one day? Second, the public backlash would be against the sites for voluntarily going offline. There'd be tens of millions of people looking for a Facebook replacement before the end of the first day. Amazon customers would simply shop elsewhere.

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