January 18th, 2013

Happy Internet Freedom Day!

Today marks the one-year anniversary of SOPA being shut down in Congress, after widespread outcry from citizens and a massive internet blackout that included sites like  Reddit, Wikipedia, Craigslist and more. 

Moreover, today is a day to celebrate the importance of a free and open internet.  In his post “The Internet Deserves Its Own Holiday”, Marvin Ammori outlines some of the great things about the internet (immediate access to breaking news, critical weather information about natural disasters before they strike) and he also sums up why an Internet Freedom Day is critical, ”Public participation helped create the internet, and it helps protect it. That’s worth celebrating and remembering.”

Take some time today to celebrate internet freedom. We’d love to hear (or see) what you do. Let us know in the comments or on Twitter, tweet at @ONA using #InternetFreedomDay. We’ll share the results next week.

(Image via Thunderclap: Internet Freedom Day)

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