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Liveblogging, Blackouts, and Protests! The Internet Takes On SOPA

Top row l to r: Google, Converseon, Craigslist. Bottom row l to r: Wikipedia, Wired, and Google. Click here to get a better look at Google’s infographic.

We are losing the Internet, site by site. Google has a big black box on its logo. Wikipedia is dark. And dozens of New Yorkers may be out on the street because they can’t get to the rental listings on Craigslist.

Websites are taking their opposition to SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) to the Web, protesting the bill by demonstrating what they think will happen should it go into effect. Still a little fuzzy on what it all means? Fast Company has got a quick summary here. A few other screenshots are available on Poynter.org.

The Guardian is liveblogging the protest, updating this webpage with a list of sites that are joining in. A full list of participants and how to turn your site into a site of protest is available on the SOPAStrike site.

After the jump, we’ve got a poll to gather your thoughts on the impact that SOPA would have on your business.

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People Are Hating on Santa

We got a couple more interesting tidbits that we’re including in this final installment of “PR Expressions of Holiday Cheer” (unofficial title).

Converseon has created a “Santament Score” to quantify how people really feel about Santa Claus. This man travels around the world and down chimneys delivering gifts and yet, as of this post, nearly a third of tweets about him were negative. Ungrateful bitches!

Converseon is donating $1 to Toys for Tots for each tweet containing the hashtags #santanice or #santanaughty. They’ve raised less than $100 as of this post, so get on it folks. You have until New Year’s to type your philanthropic tweets.

C. Fox Communications, a D.C.-area firm that works with “mission-driven” organizations, has partnered with a local ice cream company, Moorenko’s Ice Cream, on a limited edition flavor — Bone Appetit, a mix of vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, and chocolate covered pretzels. Bone Appetit will be available throughout January, with proceeds from the sales going to The Washington Animal Rescue League.

Visit AgencySpy to see what the ad world is doing for the holidays. Hint: a lot of video.

PR Tools Round Up: Visible Technologies, Thomson Reuters, Converseon, and More

-Visible Technologies has launched Visible Intelligence, which will help users better extract social media information. The new technology is part of the company’s overall Social Intelligence platform.

-Thomson Reuters has launched Scoop News, giving users  a customized view of news and information about their company and industry. Scoop News is accessible through the PR Dashboard available on the Thomson ONE Public Relations platform.

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