Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Chances are by now you're aware that Wikipedia's basically on strike today, having taken itself down in protest of the draconian SOPA and PIPA bills that threaten to change the way the internet operates by consolidating an immense amount of power in the hands of corporate content providers. Well, while you know what the hell is going on outside your front door, there are needless to say a lot of people out there who've never even heard of SOPA, don't know a thing about the bigger internet strike happening in response to it, and who are now collectively scratching their heads and spewing outrage over the fact that Wikipedia isn't working.
They don't get it. And judging by a Twitter account that's now been set up to retweet their pissy, often misspelled and utterly hilarious tweets in response to losing Wikipedia for a day, it's easy to see why.