ATTN: Do you enjoy using Tumblr? How about Facebook? YouTube, Twitter, Gawker, Wikipedia? If you use ANY of these sites on a regular basis, you need to STOP SCROLLING for a moment and take a minute to read this over:
In the upcoming week, Congress will be debating SOPA/PIPA and may vote on its passage into law. If these bills are passed, it gives both Congress and major corporations the unconstitutional right to censor free speech on the Internet, and to shut down websites like the ones listed above that don’t promote what they want them to. If they don’t like what the sites are saying, they can SHUT THEM DOWN FOR GOOD.
And you know what else is fun? They’re all closed after 4:30 p.m…so let’s show them the night owls have a voice, too. Leave your representative a message TONIGHT and don’t wait, or we could lose the Internet forever. Our situation literally could parallel that of China’s (where there is no free speech on the Internet, and the only things that are broadcast online are what the government deems appropriate. They aren’t even allowed Facebook).
One final thing. I am asking, rather somewhat begging you (not something you’ll find me doing often on my blog) to REBLOG this post. If you care about the Internet, if you care about Tumblr, if you care about your followers and the friends you’ve made here, you’ll help. You won’t sit by and do nothing. Because we are the generation of movement and innovation and change. We are not stagnate. We do not die, and we certainly do NOT go away when confronted with a challenge. We fight. So fight. Stand up and use your voice. Reblog this post, and don’t stop there. Go to that site. Learn more. Call your fucking representative and tell them that, goddamnit, this isn’t fucking okay.
(note: try and reblog this as a text post, not as a link. To do so, just hit the “reblog as…” button when you go to reblog, and then instead of clicking “as a link,” hit “as a text post,” instead.)