Today was quite a ruckus, eh? A lot of webpages (including all of my blogs) were blacked out as a protest to the PIPA/SOPA Act. Apparently, we may be moving something along according to this report here.
Way to go protesters!! Man, how far have we come! We the people of the United States of America don’t even have to get off our asses to protest something… Niiiice.
Hopefully the lot of us have stirred the fire. And to the lot of you who had no idea what was going on (Facebook updates like: What the hell is up with Wikipedia?) shame on you.
What do you think? How would you feel if you wanted to share an article or a song with someone on the internet and all of a sudden a steel door slammed over your screen, thereby smashing you fingers into the keyboard because it is FORBIDDEN to share the interesting with a fellow computer friend? I mean, in this new age, it is all about sharing. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit, Blogger, WordPress… all of these sites share information, pictures, videos, music, blog posts and opinions.
SOPA/PIPA would be like an ugly little gremlin (no offense 80′s Gremlins and car Gremlins) sitting on your screen and blacking out your screen anytime you wanted to view something forbidden. It would look something like this:
███ ████████ ██████ ██████████ ██ ████ ██ ████ ██████████ ██. ███ ███ This comment has been found in violation of H.R. 3261, S.O.P.A and has been removed.
SERIOUSLY?? It’s almost like Bizarro World.. but, more bizarro-er. Check out this link here to get updated on all this garb.
Now. Onto ROW80.
This week is STELLAR so far. I got a lot of posting done, got a lot of writing done with the help of 750words.com and commented on a slue of blogs. I slacked on editing my current WIP. But it’s all good. I am catching up on it tonight.
This Sunday is the New York Motorcycle Show! Sa-weet! I will be taking loads of pictures and posting mega content on the hottest new bikes and gear for 2012. So be sure to look for that.
In other news, someone approached me about covering their heavy metal band doing a gig in Trenton, NJ in March. I am super stoked about that. Yes, the article will be on my blog. I am hoping good things will come from this!
GOALS FOR THE WEEK
Happy ROWing my wonderful blogger/writer/ROWer peeps!