Today half of the Hacker News first page is about SOPA and in particular about call to boycot GoDaddy which appears to support that act. This seems like a very effective strategy, because lot's of geeks do control websites hosted at GoDaddy and they have the power to push them out of business. What is even more important is that it is such a good story: it is simple, unexpected, concrete and emotional - if reported by a credible source that would cover all the points that make a message stick.
Update: Apparently the geeks won this time: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_internet_wins_godaddy_flip-flops_on_sopa.php
Update: GoDaddy in damage control mode: https://plus.google.com/111996409013825587891/posts/7AMw7gDQ7Bi
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Matt Stoller: #OccupyWallStreet Is a Church of Dissent, Not a Protest - a report about the OccupyWallStreet.
I was very young at this time, so maybe I did not understand all the politics going on - but for me ever after The Orange Alternative it was obvious that Communism is over.