SOPA in a Glass
Today’s the big day for the web’s ongoing SOPA protest. Wikipedia, Reddit, and countless other websites are voluntarily shutting themselves down to bring awareness to the massive Internet censorship issues posed by SOPA and PIPA. But what about the rest of us? Turning off one’s struggling personal blog for a day isn’t exactly newsworthy, and the big guys risk a day’s loss of traffic and potential SEO penalties.
So what else is there to do on this holiday of protest blackouts? Now, I would never encourage it because it’s dangerously unhealthy, but I’ve heard of a few souls planning on saddling up around bottles of cut-rate tequila and having a blackout protest of a different color (but still black). Fighting the man or not, let me reiterate that drinking until your brain is Wikileaking out of your ears isn’t particularly good for you. (I’m reminded of a former intern who had a habit of waking up bleeding in random apartment buildings.) But because you’re likely going to do it anyway, let’s talk about the science.
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