Internet and Recent Political Events

It’s fascinating to see two internet-driven political victories for progressives in rapid succession. The first was the tanking of SOPA and PIPA in the face of massive online strikes by key online information providers, particularly wikipedia. The second is the ongoing and, apparently, largely internet driven, backlash against the Komen Foundation’s decision to drop grants to Planned parenthood. I think both are cases where the broadcast media largely showed up after the interesting stuff had already happened. I don’t have any particular grand thoughts or expectations here. But I wouldn’t mind if this heralded the beginning of a pattern.