Web 'bat-signal' aids protests, but is less fun than it sounds5/26/2012
Remember that time all the websites blacked out to raise awareness of the Stop Online Piracy Act and suddenly you really cared about protecting the Internet's freedoms? With an onslaught of new web-strangling legislation coming down the pike, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian and activist group Fight for the Future are coming together to form the "Internet Defense League" -- cue "The Avengers" theme music -- and are developing "a Bat-signal" for the Internet. It's essentially a mass email list that will alert conscientious web developers of pending protests and provide code to temporarily black out their own websites in solidarity. Ohanian also encourages Internet users to keep their legislators' numbers saved in their phones for ease-of-protest: "They're like tech support, or customer service. ... They work for us."
Do you know your legislator's number?