It just keeps coming despite the impending holiday.
- You may have heard that GoDaddy backed down on sopa. Actually they didn't, they're just waffling.
- Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia fame announced the Wikipedia domain names are being moved from GoDady.
- Several companies and law firms want off the list of SOPA supporters, and some wonder why they were on there in the first place.
- As a reminder, here's that list again.
- Just do a check of hastags #sopa or #GoDaddy to see the Twitter Chatter.
So le'ts get to my roundup.
- GoDaddy isn't just being smacked, it seems they're being made an example of. I don't know their future, but if you work there, you're probably going to want to keep an open mind on new employment – and remember being there may now tarnish you. I haven't seen this level of hatred for awhile.
- SOPA awareness is increasing all the time – and the GoDaddy thing fuels it. Getting SOPA/PIPA through Congress is going to become next to impossible, though I do expect people to try. Stay aware of this.
- There are more holes in the "Pro-SOPA/PIPA" alliance than we thought and more are forming. I'm also thinking this makes the US Chamber of Commerce look even worse – and they've been in political crosshairs for awhile for their positions and backing. There may be further political fallout for them, and believe me they're not liked in some areas.
- This has increased awareness of how the U.S. government functions – and doesn't. It could become a catalyst or a bigger political issue.
- Some companies took a beating in this (most noteably Google). Now's a chance for a turnaround. SOPA non-support could be a powerful political/marketing/reputational tool.
- Despite SOPA support some companies are going to get forgiven pretty quickly, let's be honest about that.