Wikipedia is Going Offline On Wednesday to Protest SOPA and PIPA
Wikipedia will be offline on wednesday 18 Jan, 2012 to protest SOPA. It will be troublesome for many people out there on the web who access wikipedia on daily basis, specially for the students. According to wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, wikipedia will be offline on wednesday for 24 hours.
On twitter,Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales tweeted – “This is going to be wow. I hope Wikipedia will melt phone systems in Washington on Wednesday. Tell everyone you know!”
In a humorous tweet he added – “Student warning! Do your homework early. Wikipedia protesting bad law on Wednesday! #sopa“. For your reference, Only English Wikipedia will be blacked out globally to oppose SOPA and PIPA. You can read the complete detail on wikipedia’s wiki here.
This is how you will see Wikipedia on 18, January 2012(Wednesday)
On November 16, 2011, Tumblr, Mozilla, Techdirt, the Center for Democracy and Technology were among many Internet companies that protested by participating in American Censorship Day. They displayed black banners over their site logos with the words “STOP CENSORSHIP”. Now its Wikipedia’s turn.
How to access Wikipedia on Wednesday
So how will you get access to Wikipedia on wednesday. I have one procedure which I will be trying on wednesday when wikipedia English will be offline globally; It is that visit wikipedia’s other language site i.e. Espanol and copy the contents and translate it using google translator. Lets see whether it works or not. and once again a message for the students, Do your homework today
Although the image above shows the link “Continue to wikipedia” that may let users to access it.
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