Supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act have been dwindling in numbers. And the anti-SOPA sentiments have been increasing.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has now taken a stand regarding this very sensitive topic. While it was mediocre, it still was a stand.
Facebook stated, “PORTECT IP and SOPOA could create very real problems for Internet companies like ours that are a primary driver of innovation, growth, and job creation in the 21st century economy. The bills contain overly broad definitions and create a new private cause of action against companies on the basis of those expansive definitions, which could seriously hamper the innovation, growth, and investment in new companies that have been the hallmarks of the
Internet. In addition, we are concerned about provisions in the bills that could chill free expression or weaken the Internet’s architecture.”
Mark Zuckerberg personally posted a statement in his profile page which read, “The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can’t let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet’s development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the internet. “
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If you ever found Twitter boring, you are very wrong.
Ever since it became popular, you can never expect what will be tweeted next. Tweets from a dead president, outer space, an ongoing bank robbery are just some of them.
Today, a new one can be added to our list and its from the wife of the Web site’s CEO herself.
Sara Morishige Williams, who is married to Twitter CEO Evan Williams, was Twittering from the hospital while she was in labor. Yep, her 15,000 followers were given periodic updates on her childbirth process.
“Dear Twitter, My water broke. It wasn’t like Charlotte in Sex and the City. Now, timing contractions on an iPhone app,” she first tweeted.
“The Contraction Tracker was fun until the contractions got painful,” and “Epidural, yes please” were just among her updates.
Her husband, of course, wasn’t that far behind. A little before 4 p.m. EDT today, he wrote “Yes! @sara gave birth to a perfect baby boy. Both are well. 8 pounds, 21 inches! Smiles all around.”
Congratulations guys! J