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 Lava_Croft on Wed 4th Jan 2012 11:27 UTC
Lava_Croft
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2006-12-24

It would be great if this would expand to as many websites as possible.

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by Darkmage on Wed 4th Jan 2012 12:44 in reply to "Expand"
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2006-10-20

just those companies would do the job, if Google went down people would be panicking, Add Facebook to that and the backlash would be severe and ruthless.

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by WorknMan on Thu 5th Jan 2012 00:14 in reply to "RE: Expand"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

just those companies would do the job, if Google went down people would be panicking, Add Facebook to that and the backlash would be severe and ruthless.


I don't care if the Google main search page goes down, but if Google interferes with the operation of my Android phone (such as Google Voice and contacts), I will not be a happy camper. Also, I'm sure a lot of businesses rely on Google services such as Docs, so I'm not sure that shutting it ALL down as some sort of political stunt would be very smart of them.

I do understand the importance of protesting SOPA though, so maybe they could just put a message on their main page or something, perhaps one of those 'doodles' they sometimes come out with.

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by rbrucemtl on Thu 5th Jan 2012 13:52 in reply to "RE: Expand"
rbrucemtl Member since:
2011-06-29

God forbid people get cut off from there 1000s of fake friends and forget that there are other ways to communicate LOL

Sadly your probably right

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