Join webwide SOPA, PIPA protests
Help spread the word and voice your opposition to SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). If you use Twitter, you can go to BlackoutSOPA.org, change your Twitter pic to a Stop SOPA badge (your choice of three designs), and let your followers know how you feel. Come on, people. Big Money may have the power in Washington, but we have the power on the Internet (for now, at least).
In addition, there is a great movement afoot to make the Internet go dark on January 18th. If enough people participate, that should send quite a message. Imagine, an Internet strike. Major providers and websites (along with us little people) unavailable for an entire day. Sign up and join in at SOPAstrike.com. Urge the largest sites to go dark and add your site to the growing list of those that will shut down on the 18th. (For those of us on WordPress, I’m thinking the best way to do this is to make your site private for the day.)
Meantime, I assume you’ve all contacted your Washington representatives about this. Several times. You have, haven’t you? If not, go to either Congress.org or OpenCongress.org and get busy. It’s easy. You have no excuse. Move it! While you still have an Internet to use.
Note: Better than privatizing, use a simple widget to blackout your WP blog.