The Twitter bird

Twitter's geo-specific censorship plan wasn't unforeseen. They're certainly not above the law. Still, with the scary new custom TLD registration rules, the undemocratically secretive ACTA nonsense, Google's decision to drop Don't Be Evil™, you can understand why some of us are a little wary of censorship in 2012, and certainly of the uncanny timing of Twitter's announcement. Reads like a gigantic distraction to me.

So despite my reservations regarding the effectiveness of blackouts, I was quiet on @Rubenerd for much of the day. The world was probably the better for it!

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