The Day We Fight Back Fallout
Yesterday was The Day We Fight Back! So how did it go?
February 11 was the Day We Fight Back. Which should echo in our memories as something kind of similar to the Internet Blackout Day. Something I also participated in. A bunch of So and So's from EFF and other organizations chose the day to be one in which a banner would be applied to a bunch of websites urging people to contact members of congress to put an end to mass surveillance. Of course it was based in the States so Internationally the banner was a bit different and only provided a form that essentially sent off an email to some government official.
Banner was reponsive, which was neat.
I have yet to hear what kind of worldwide impact the initiative had but the site does mention that the banner was responsible for 240,920 Signatures. So how did elibtronic.ca do? Much like with Internet Black out day here's the flyover from Google Analytics:
Sometimes I want to say, why are you looking at my site? It's not that good.
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So in all about 200 visitors viewed the banner on my site. (Which tells me I should publish another how to load books on a Kobo to bump my page views.)
I don't think this initiative worked as well as Internet Blackout Day. Back them people were smurfing because Wikipedia was inaccessible for a a day. The hashtag for the day seemed to be all over the place too. Sometimes it was #TheDayWeFightBack or #stopspying as the site itself tried to endorse.
I think we'll be seeing more things happening in regards to this... Unless apathy kicks in. Darn that apathy it works so quickly these days.