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Whose Roads? Our Roads! OWS Activist Gets Low Mileage But High Visibility

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.20.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

In her "mobile extension" of the OWS Protests, Occupy Wall Street's Janet Wilson is proving that authorities might evict Occupy from streets and parks, but cannot keep it off the road.

Why Jimmy Wales Allows "Vulva" on Wikipedia

Katie Engelhart | Posted 03.25.2012 | Technology
Katie Engelhart

Decisions made by Wikipedia editors are not law. But when it comes to determining what is 'normal' online -- and how much taboo we're willing to stomach on our Internet -- a Wikipedia referendum can count for just as much.

Using Virtual Skills to Save the Real World

Chase Harrison | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Chase Harrison

It is time for the environmental movement to go viral. Americans must use the voice demonstrated with SOPA/PIPA to strike down the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Crowdsourcing the Congress: Wikipedia's Blackout Bomb

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 03.23.2012 | Technology
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

It's time for Congressional leaders to use the learning experience of the SOPA/PIPA debate to throw off their generational blinders and find a way to concede power gracefully to a new generation with new ideas.

Influencer of the Week: The Wikipedia Blackout

Connie Dieken | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

Wikipedia went dark for a day and illuminated the world on how to influence boldly in the 21st century. The site's massive one-day protest of the Sto...

Zach Carter

Reid Makes Big Decision On Anti-Piracy Bill | Zach Carter | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a significant victory for open Internet advocates, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman ...

This Internet Spring Could Lead to an Internet Awakening

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Sure, SOPA and PIPA are really destructive, potentially damaging U.S. competitiveness and genuinely killing jobs. However, there's some good news associated with the reaction to the bad law, news that we're missing.

SOPA/PIPA Aftermath: Where We Go Next

Raven Brooks | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Raven Brooks

It seems that SOPA and PIPA are dead in their current forms, but like zombies they'll be back under different names. I think there are a couple of lessons worth taking away from Wednesday's protest.

Let's SOPAfy Everything

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

The days of the sit-in are gone, replaced not a moment too soon by the days of the status update.

SOPACALYPSE: The Funniest Web Blackout Tweets

Posted 01.18.2012 | Comedy

Sure, today's massive SOPA protest blackout sounded like a good idea in theory. For one day, thousands of popular sites across the Internet would shut...

How To Access Wikipedia During The Blackout

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

If you've attempted to visit one of the 3.8 million articles in the English-language version of Wikipedia today, then you already know that the site h...

Major SOPA Supporter Sounds Off On SOPA, Then Deletes Tweet

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

The internet filled with snark on Wednesday, as a slew of websites went dark to protest anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA. Not to be outdone by journali...

#FactsWithoutWikipedia: Users Improvise During Blackout

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

After Wikipedia shut down at midnight on Tuesday, Jan. 18, students everywhere began to panic about how they were going to do their homework. The o...

Wikipedia Needs Women

Sarah Stierch | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Sarah Stierch

As I write this, I watch our team of staff and volunteers slowly black out Wikipedia, and I realize what women would have to lose if this blackout became permanent.

How SOPA Could Affect Nonprofits

Huffington Post | By Eleanor Goldberg and Jessica Prois | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact

A number of high-profile websites, including Wikipedia and Reddit, have shut down Wednesday to protest proposed anti-piracy legislation, and some expe...

Wikipedia Editors Question Site's Controversial Blackout

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The shutdown of one of the Internet's most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of ...

Media Outlets Try To Fill Gap Left By Wikipedia Blackout

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media

With Wikipedia temporarily blacked out to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills currently making their way through Congress, some media outlets have stepped...

11 Huge Sites Protesting SOPA, PIPA

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

On January 18, over 7,000 websites -- including Wikipedia and Google -- will protest anti-piracy legislation currently making its way through Congress...

NY Tech Meetup Protesting SOPA Outside Senators' Offices

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh & Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

NY Tech Meetup, a community comprised of more than 19,000 technology enthusiasts, held a large rally Wednesday afternoon to protest the anti-piracy le...

Students Panic Ahead Of Wikipedia Blackout

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.17.2012 | Technology

"omfg NO wikipedia is closing tomorrow HOW AM I GOING TO DO HOMEWORK" That question, posed by @LucieLovesYah on Twitter, is weighing heavily on stu...

What SOPA And PIPA Mean For Women

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 03.18.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Here's what women need to know about the proposed bills and blackout -- and why we stand to be disproportionately affected.

Wikipedia To Go Dark In Protest Of SOPA

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 02.10.2012 | Technology

Wikipedia has issued an official statement confirming a planned blackout on January 18. Scroll down for update. Wikipedia has apparently joined th...

Wikipedia Weighs Blackout To Protest Bill

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology

Enjoy it while you can: Wikipedia could temporarily go off the air. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has asked users to weigh in on a potential Wikip...