LOLing Our Way to Internet Freedom
It’s been quite a day for internet protest. We learned nearly everyone hates SOPA/PIPA, especially students trying to use Wikipedia to finish their homework. But while some of the net’s established sites, including Wikipedia, Google and many more — even Wired — protested in a way no one on the net could ignore, they weren’t very funny.
And what’s the point of stopping internet censorship if you can’t LOL at the same time?
Luckily a few sites didn’t forget to include the funny bits.
* The Cheezburger Network, including sites like Know Your Meme and lolcat home I Can Has Cheezburger, didn’t take everything offline, but did throw a splash screen in front of their sites protesting SOPA/PIPA, with their very own protest page. There you can find the inevitable American Pie parody, “The Day the LOLcats Died,” embedded above.