The past 24 hours on the Web have been a very interesting time to say the least. What began as an announcement on Reddit that the social news website would be blacked out for 12 hours on 18 January, 2012 soon became a full-fledged online protest against the draconian SOPA and PIPA bills.
Yesterday, thousands of websites joined Reddit in protest – including giant, Wikipedia – by implementing site-wide blackouts or banners to raise awareness of the critical failings with SOPA/PIPA, while giving users a taste of what the online world might be like if these bills were to pass.
In the screenshots below, you can see how some of the more notable protestors chose to voice their concerns. Full credit to Reddit user dlink for going to the effort of gathering these screenshots together and uploading them to this album on Imgur.