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Wednesday’s #SOPASTRIKE in numbers

On Wednesday, alongside thousands of other sites across the internet, Another Kind Of Mind went dark in support of the anti-SOPA/PIPA campaign. Despite the fact that said campaign still has some way to go, the blackout appears to have had quite an impact already. In advance of next Tuesday’s Senate vote, here are a few eye-opening stats about what has been called “the largest online protest in the history of the internet”:

10,000,000The total number of signatories to all anti-SOPA petitions

4,500,000The number of people who signed Google’s anti-SOPA petition alone

3,000,000+The approximate number of emails sent in support of the anti-SOPA campaign on Wednesday

2,583,000+The approximate number of tweets referring to SOPA/PIPA and the protest on Wednesday alone

511,111The number of people who ‘liked’ Mark Zuckerberg’s SOPA statement on Facebook (as of today)

115,000+ The number of (recorded) sites taking part in the protest

45,000The number of WordPress sites involved in the protest (including Another Kind Of Mind!)

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Another Kind Of Mind supports #SOPASTRIKE

Here’s why:

For more information on SOPA, PIPA and why this proposed American legislation will have an impact on all internet users, wherever they are in the world, see here, here and here.