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Working in the tech field, I am very aware of SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) and the protest that is happening today (January 18, 2012). If you have no idea as to what I am talking about, read this article about SOPA on Mashable.

Knowing that there is a huge SOPA protest going on today, I have to admit, I didn’t look at www.sopastrike.com to see which sites were on strike. I knew about Wikipedia and a few others, but I didn’t research who else was participating. I’m kicking myself for not looking at sopastrike.com!

As the day is progressing, I’m finding myself encountering more and more “blacked out” sites like Craiglslist.org and Tumblr.com. I’m OK with Craiglist and Tumblr being down today because my tasks on these sites isn’t very pressing.

However, in the middle of researching an issue I’m having with a WordPress website, I come to find out that all of WordPress.org is also blacked out today, including the forums!

If you are using WordPress CMS, not to worry, you can still access your website, but if you want to install a plug-in or have a questioned answered in a forum, you’re out of luck.

My point? I rely on WordPress.org! If content on this website was blocked by the government, my business would hurt.

I guess I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to solve my problem.

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Category : SOPA / WordPress / search engine optimization