SOPA: Stop Online Piracy Act
I’m selfish. I’m human. My blog posts are at risk! So, do I care about the new American legislation? Heck yes. But there are two sides to the story and a few interesting tidbits in between…
There’s a lot of buzz about SOPA right now (especially today with the blackouts) and rightfully so. Just enter “SOPA” into any search engine.
A lot of us Canadians might feel a little more helpless, eh? If you are passionate about SOPA (or any topic), there are things you can do. Leveraging social media is one. Can I get a (what what), #smrtcce?
In the wake of social media (here comes a lofty statement), communities are no longer confined to backyard BBQs — they’re online and they’re a lot more far-reaching. Through the use of social media, at the very least, we can help influence the way things gets talked about. We have to educate ourselves about it and then participate in the dialogue.
I’m not going to ramble on too long (careful, that’s a Led Zeppelin song) but I’ll leave you with something Bob Dylan once said. In talking about a new song he had written, he back-tracked and said something like (I’m sure I’m butchering this) “…at least I think I wrote it. Maybe I heard it somewhere…”
Point? Some of the things we (common folk) talk about are a regurgitation. A lot of how we relate to others is based on common experiences and interests. And, when we talk to each other, we’ll reference that stuff without even thinking about it. On the other hand, one might argue that it forces us to think about it.
What do you think?