I finally had a chance to upload the screenshots I took last week on Internet Blackout/Strike Day (January 18, 2012), the massive online protest of the proposed SOPA/PIPA Legislation. It seems to have worked because Congress shelved the bills indefinitely two days later.
I was fascinating to see the range of creative solutions employed by sites participating in the protest. Many went with the standard black/shadow approach or played up the censorship angle. Some went minimal but others went wild like my personal favorite — The Oatmeal’s incredible animated GIF which was featured on CNN and a bunch of other places.
What approach struck you the most? Did you take any action that day?Tags: internet blackout, PIPA, protest, SOPA