Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Details of the Wikipedia Blackout

Wikipedia is one of the high profile web sites that affected a blackout starting midnight last night as a way of protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
This NYT story explores ways around the blackout.

Meanwhile, HuffPo rounds up some highly-censored student tweets reacting to the lack of access.

And The Washington Post gives a survival guide. It of course refers to libraries, "where you can use free wi-fi without having to buy a $4 latte first."


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  2. Wikipedia is still available today on your smartphone or mobile device, but not from your computer Internet browser.

    I understand that National Public Radio and the Washington Post are acting as reference services today during the Wikipedia blackout if you get on Twitter and tweet your questions to #altwiki. Of course it might be easier and quicker to ask us for reference help in the Ort Library!

  3. And our chat service is less than two weeks from going live!