WordPress is a gigantic free blog service which allows roughly around 60 millions of people to blog freely. According to TheNextWeb.com, WordPress has announced that it is against SOPA and PIPA. WordPress even encourages its members to take actions against SOPA. Perhaps, by that WordPress means its members should contact local representatives and state senators? I don’t know much about PIPA, but I’d written extensively on how I’m against SOPA in previous blog posts of mine. Anyhow, WordPress is truly huge, and with WordPress encourages its users to make a stance against SOPA, we can somewhat feel the movement against SOPA keeps on growing stronger.
Reddit is another popular web service which declares that they will shut down their web service for 12 hours just to protest against SOPA. The Reddit website will go dark on January 18 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. For your information, Reddit allows people to collectively and socially discuss, submit, and vote on headlines that they feel most important to them.
Some people suggest that to make SOPA truly dead, Google and Facebook must too support Reddit by going dark and placing links on members’ profiles to encourage members to contact their local representatives and state senators to protest against SOPA. I think these people are making sense, because Google and Facebook are so popular that the protests from these two companies might create a real backlash against SOPA, putting a stop to SOPA effectively. Obviously, Google and Facebook might lose a lot of money by just shutting down their websites for 12 hours.
I hope more people will speak up against SOPA! WordPress users who support to put a stop to SOPA should write blogs to inform their blog readers why SOPA is downright ugly for the Internet. You might not know, but EssayBoard is using WordPress, and now is even more proud of WordPress since WordPress has made a stance against SOPA. WordPress is awesome! For your information, besides providing free blog service, WordPress also provides free blogging software which you can download and install onto your web servers freely.
- Reddit will enact ‘nuclear option’ to protest SOPA, PIPA (zdnet.com)
- Reblogged: WordPress asks its 60 million users to help stop SOPA and PIPA (zemantified.wordpress.com)
- WordPress asks its 60 million users to help stop SOPA and PIPA (thenextweb.com)
- WordPress The Latest Tech Company To Come Out Strongly Against SOPA/PIPA (techdirt.com)
- Stop SOPA, help the internet. (yoast.com)
- WordPress Speaks Out Against SOPA (liquidmatrix.org)
- Reddit Plans 12-Hour Blackout To Protest SOPA And PIPA (forbes.com)
- Help Stop SOPA/PIPA (wp-cron.com)
- WordPress release on SOPA/PIPA (11/01/2012) (poethead.wordpress.com)
- Help Stop SOPA/PIPA (wordpress.org)
- Reddit confirms 12-hour blackout on January 18th to protest SOPA (100gf.wordpress.com)
- Reddit to Protest SOPA, Site Will Go Dark on January 18th (inquisitr.com)
- Going dark for SOPA (hyperorg.com)
- In Protest of SOPA and PIPA, REDDIT Plans 12-hour blackout Jan. 18th (pumabydesign001.com)
- WordPress is Best (rsmithing.com)
- WordPress Throws a Lifeline to Abandoned Splinder.com Bloggers (readwriteweb.com)
- Making Sweet Music with WordPress 3.3 (firstrate.co.nz)