sinful-nature-deactivated201206 asks: I dont get why people are being complacent about the IP ACT. We must be more demonstrative. The internet is the one place where we all can be ourselves without guidelines on who we are. Why are people not signing the petition? Why are people not recognizing that this is infringing on the last option of freedom we have as individuals. If the gov't gains the right to infiltrate every aspect of our lives we lose the very thing that makes us who we are. The minority to majority.
» SFB says: The thing is, for many people, it’s a bit of a disconnect to see what PROTECT-IP and SOPA are capable of. And while we can understand apathy (it’s nothing new; see voting levels among 18-24s), but sometimes they need to see the effects of something like that need to be hammered down to the most basic form — something which Tumblr did quite effectively on Wednesday with their remarkable blacking-out of the site and political campaign. Too much stuff happens right under our nose. It’s hard to look away when you’re having fun. And I guess that what I find about the best Tumblrs is that they realize most people are like this and use this to their advantage — by doing the opposite. Don’t pull the wool over our eyes. Make it clear. — Ernie @ SFB (It’s our Office Hours! Shoot us a question over here.)