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April 17, 2011

The blackout

So, turning your Twitter avatar black inexplicably failed to have any effect.

What’s the next part of the plan?

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I understand that the organising is happening at Facebook. I haven't joined the group myself yet. Some talk of a referendum has made it into my feed, which sounds barmy.

The avatar change thing is a rubbish protest in and of itself, but it is good at raising awareness and generating a sense of solidarity, two things that I think are quite valid.

Posted by: morgue at Apr 17, 2011 11:57:50 AM

Hah, I knew I should have just emailed you and asked. And yeah, I understand the importance of small gestures to express solidarity/support -- activism is not for everybody -- just worrying that in my circle at least nobody was talking about following through. Reassured to hear that the issue won't be allowed to go away.

Posted by: Ivan at Apr 17, 2011 12:24:38 PM