Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for onlin Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for online charitable movements. He founded #BlameDrewsCancer. You can follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or email [email protected]
In what has become a day of massive Internet activism against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), the biggest names on the web are speaking out against the two proposed acts that could cause issues for sites that we use every day.
The current CEO of Twitter Dick Costolo, as well as its three co-founders Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams, and Biz Stone, have spoken out against SOPA and PIPA in their own unique ways.
Please join me in urging Senators @SenatorReid & @ChuckSchumer not to rush #PIPA vote
— dick costolo (@dickc) January 18, 2012
#SOPA and #PIPA: we can do better. Take a moment to learn why these acts are bad for the Internet and tell Congress NO (tweet, email, call).
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) January 18, 2012
Your voice matters: Join entrepreneurs & Twitter users in telling Congress to protect innovation, oppose #SOPA http:/americancensorship.org/
— Evan Williams (@ev) January 18, 2012
The tweets must flow, #SOPA must go—let Congress know! stopthewall.us
— Biz Stone (@biz) January 18, 2012
The main Twitter account, which has over 7 million followers, made its own official statement by retweeting the company’s Head of Global Policy, Colin Crowell:
Concerned about how #SOPA affects human rights & Internet freedom? Let Congress hear your voice here: stopthewall.us
— Colin Crowell (@colin_crowell) January 18, 2012
If you’d like to show your opposition to SOPA on Twitter, you can visit BlackoutSOPA and update your avatar with a Stop SOPA graphic. Over 63,000 people have done so thus far and the site calculates that 51,169,164 Twitter followers and 7,147,268 Facebook friends have seen the protests.
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