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17 Jan

Wikipedia goes protesting!

The days of us using the internet freely to obtain and spread information might soon be something of the past. The proposed restrictions have been doing the rounds for a while and seem to be gathering momentum. This is being driven by the USA who was embarrassed by revelations published in WikiLeaks in the last while.

Having lived through some serious government censorship I fully support their action.

Extract quoted from update as to why Wikipedia will go offline for 24 hours. Check out article using link below:

Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States—the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate—that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia.

 

http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/English_Wikipedia_anti-SOPA_blackout

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3 Comments

Posted by on 17/01/2012 in Uncategorized

 

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3 responses to “Wikipedia

  1. powachair2

    18/01/2012 at 12:22

    Ok nice to see you here. Will follow in a minute

     
    • paul

      18/01/2012 at 21:12

      your blog is looking very nice. I am plodding along trying to puzzle out how to get it to look better. My blog roll only has WP stuff on it.

       
      • powachair2

        19/01/2012 at 06:41

        All of the stuff you need is in the form of widgets which you drag to your side bar. Blogroll is the links widget. To add someone you hand over your blog name next to the wp icon and a drop box appears. Go to new…link then fill in the name and then the blog url address tick blogroll then save.

         

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