SHAME ON WIKIPEDIA AND WORDPRESS – End Piracy, Not Liberty Stance – To Each Their Own

“Vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late”

So my blog is subject to this messaging and temporary blackout because WordPress and companies like Wikipedia and others feel that they have the right to silence the internet for a cause they believe in. I have no problem with these organizations doing this for themselves…but don’t assume everyone takes this stand. Don’t assume that I or the thousands and millions of others you represent and offer an open platform to speak out share your position. My position is mine…I may or may not support theirs…that’s not the point. WordPress has made a space available for all of us to share our messaging and content…but have they really? No. They have proven that when they believe in something all of us will be silenced for their position and assume we are comfortable to follow.  So you black out and censor freshly pressed? Shame on you. So who is censoring who?

Seriously. Your politics, religion and beliefs aren’t mine and don’t have to be. So by opening a wordpress page censoring all of our sites is just as bad as the act you protest against. Google made a statement but did not chose to censor information…at least they protested with the opportunity to continue there open service.

“Vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late” might be your point of view…but don’t make it mine to the point you change ones behavior for that period of time.

So WordPress…Wiki and others…seriously what were you thinking? Thanks for censoring the very people you were fighting for…fire your creative and marketing advisor on this one. You blew it. You fell victim to the exact position you were fighting against.


About Cloonan

Great Work Inspires Great People I’m always excited to see great peoples work. To hear and learn about others and share in their experiences in life, design and business. Who knows maybe someday I might learn something from you and you may read something of interest from me. Cloonan. Thinking Out Loud The opinions and views written in my blog are my personal views and insights…they do not in any way reflect or represent the views of my employer. The goal and spirit of social media is to increase communities, build relationships, share and put your personal perspective on life’s content. That is the purpose of my blog. I welcome all comments positive or negative to my own. Life is about sharing…it is about respect…it is about consideration…sometimes good and sometimes bad. Slainte’
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2 Responses to SHAME ON WIKIPEDIA AND WORDPRESS – End Piracy, Not Liberty Stance – To Each Their Own

  1. hmmmm… interesting. i personally interpreted the blackout as a glimpse of what might happen in the future if SOPA + PIPA were to pass, i.e. these things you enjoy today might not be here tomorrow because someone decided that they violate SOPA + PIPA in some shape or form and must therefore be taken down immediately… just out of curiosity, have you given any thought to what would become of viral marketing should SOPA + PIPA pass? would it cease to exist? i’m racking on my brain on this one…

  2. Cloonan says:

    you can’t stop the human spirit to communicate no matter who sets up rules…we will always go beyond barriers that other try to silence 🙂

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