This weeks Friday Funny is compilation of the best made up facts from the hashtags #FactsWithoutWikipedia & #LifeWithoutWikipedia that resulted from Wikipedia’s 24 hour shut down in response to the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA. If you’re interested in a more about the SOPA, check out Clay Shirky’s TED talk at the end of the post.
Wikipedia’s 24 hour shut down sent students around the world into a tailspin. How would they research their projects? As they recover from their panic attacks, check out these beauties from the hashtag #FactsWithoutWikipedia. We’ve used Storify so that you can share the love and re-tweet the ones that make you giggle! Let us know if there are any classics you’ve come across.
Wikipedia was just one of a string of high profile businesses that voiced their protest to SOPA by participating in a 24 hour shut down.
If you went to any Wikipedia entry on 19 Jan 2010 you’d see this:
What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto — a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.
Clay Shirky’s TED talk in Jan 2012: “Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)”
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