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Today is Internet Freedom Day!

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

Today is the one-year anniversary of the pro-Internet community’s successful Internet blackout protesting the restrictive SOPA and PIPA. Support Internet freedom and celebrate today as Internet Freedom Day. Check out http://InternetFreedomDay.net/ to see what actions and events are happening to celebrate our successes, mobilize for pressing threats, and commemorate our losses.

 

Article by Marvin Ammori for Wired: 

 

Every so often in human history, something new comes along that warrants a celebration, and that deserves its own holiday. That’s why I propose we celebrate “Internet Freedom Day” later this month.

We already know there’s pent-up demand for holidays, typified by the number of official – and unofficial – holidays out there. Take Super Bowl Sunday, which is more widely celebrated than most official holidays. Take Black Friday, our post-holiday celebration of another contact sport, of sorts: shopping. Take April Fool’s Day, a celebration of pranks and human gullibility. And then there’s Pi Day (March 14, or 3.14 – get it?), a celebration of circumferences, math, and store-bought cherry pie.

So it’s shocking that we don’t already have an unofficial Internet Freedom Day, or even an official holiday like we do for the Fourth of July, given that the internet is one of the most revolutionarytechnologies the world has ever known. It has given us an entire universe of information in our pockets. It may connect us to spammers in Nigeria and cat videos, but it also connects us to our loved ones and people we only know from Twitter. Read more »

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Read the full article at wired.com

Today, join us in celebration and use the Internet to save the Internet: www.InternetFreedomDay.net