Reddit and possibly Wikipedia blacking out for 12 hours in protest of SOPA
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To summarize, on Jan 18, Reddit will be going offline from 8 AM til 8 PM (the timezone is unclear) in an attempt to bring attention to the potential negative effects of SOPA. Wikipedia is considering doing the same thing.
Personally I think this is a fantastic tactic that will bring a lot of new attention to the issues that mainstream news sources have mostly ignored. I'd even like to see LQ get into the mix as well.
I think they are trying to do damage control. Since the major media outlets have been silent during this whole fiasco (no surprise really), if giants like Google, Wikipedia and Facebook went dark because of SOPA then the general public would become aware of what was happening. Killing SOPA and then offering PIPA up as a palatable alternative seems to be their end-goal.