Will Google, Facebook Stage Blackout Protest?

American VoicesOpinionInternet ISSUE 48•02 Jan 10, 2012

A number of Internet companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Wikipedia, and Twitter, have reportedly considered a coordinated blackout of services to protest the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act. What do you think?

  • “Wow. It would be hard to imagine a day without Google or Facebook. I guess it would be like that time when my girlfriend and I biked out to the abandoned rail corridor and we had a picnic and we saw a couple wild turkeys.”

    Dudley Perko –
    Grain Receiver

  • “How about everybody just throw the other side a bone by zipping on over to Best Buy and purchasing a DVD or two? That might go a long ways towards heading this off.”

    Bailey Taylor –
    Bookbinder

  • “Sigh. I guess I'll just have to spend that day meeting underage girls the old-fashioned way, by becoming a trusted authority figure they can't say no to.”

    Thomas Jones –
    Unemployed