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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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