SOPA/PIPA and the Rise of Networked Public Power

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These are the slides I used for "Power Politics in the Age of Google," a public panel presented by the Shorenstein Center of the Harvard Kennedy School on Feb 9, 2012.

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  • SOPA/PIPA and the Rise of Networked Public Power

    1. 1. January 18, 2012 The Rise of Networked Public Power Micah L. Sifry
    2. 2. November 15, 2011 
    3. 3.   November 17, 2011 
    4. 9. December 29, 2011 
    5. 10. January 16, 2011 
    6. 12. December 10, 2011
    7. 14. January 13, 2012
    8. 33. January 16, 2011 
    9. 34. Tumblr
    10. 36. Google
    11. 40. TwitPic
    12. 49. BoingBoing.net
    13. 50. 115,000 Websites Participated on January 18
    14. 51. What Google Did
    15. 52. What Wikipedia Did <ul><li>Wikipedia’s pages on SOPA/PIPA accessed 162 million times on January 18 </li></ul><ul><li>More than 8 million people used Wikipedia’s tool to look up their representatives’ contact info </li></ul><ul><li>One percent of all tweets on Jan 18 use #wikipediablackout </li></ul>
    16. 53. What Firefox Did <ul><li>30 million people saw the call to action on Firefox’s launch page </li></ul><ul><li>1.8 million went to a special Mozilla.org page to learn more </li></ul><ul><li>360,000 of those went to an EFF page to send emails opposing the bills </li></ul>
    17. 55. 5 Million Watched Their Video
    18. 58. Congress Responds

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