I was upset yesterday to find that Facebook, Twitter and DIGG had NOTHING on their sites yesterday [January 18th] about SOPA or PIPA; the day of the blackout was to happen. They didn’t say anything. These sites have the same to lose as any other site, factually, a hell of a lot more than most considering that all the content they post are from users.
Do they really want to have to approve all the content that comes through their website. What if it passes? Do they want to know that if they had done more to just say something, show a picture, something to show or get awareness to SOPA and PIPA that perhaps they wouldn’t have to do that?
It wasn’t until around 1pm EST that Zuckerberg came out and said he was against SOPA; after all the people started complaining that we wasn’t doing anything about spreading awareness. A site like Facebook doesn’t have to go black, nor does Twitter, but they could’ve offered a banner or something. Try to educate the users and make them aware.
The good news from yesterday was that there were numerous government websites for proponents of the SOPA and PIPA bills that were so swamped with traffic they were completely shut down; unable to respond at all.
I’m greatly disappointed in these larger sites for not doing something… I reckon they chose to hide their heads in the sand and prey nothing goes wrong.
Larry Henry Jr.
Digg, Facebook and Twitter – had no official position on SOPA/PIPA
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