We work for the Internet. And we’re guessing many of you do too. Whether it’s researching, selling, coding, supporting, designing — so many of our careers depend on the Internet.
One argument that’s been made to Congress is that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is needed to protect American jobs. In truth, the new liabilities this bill would impose on startups could stop American innovation in its tracks.
To make this clear to Congress, we’ve built IWorkForTheInternet.org to show the world how many of our careers depend on the Internet.
If you work for the Internet, please add yourself and spread the word.
I’ve owed everyone THE blog post about my trip to American Apparel for quite awhile now. Honestly, I haven’t been entirely sure what to say. The trip was incredible, with or without the tour. I got to see a ton of interesting people- models, designers, old friends- and do a lot of fun things….
One last Inauguration Day story, this one from Charlotte:
I was a junior in college and that day happened to be the day my sorority was taking our annual composite photos.
All the girls were required to stop by the house at some point during the day to have their individual photo taken, an…
January 18, 2012
Dear Bank of America,
Walking through the front door of our house with tears in our eyes after a coach unfairly cut us from a sports team or a teacher treated us badly, my mom would always threaten that she was going to write him or her, a strongly worded…
Really, really worth reading.
Several months ago, I joined a group of entrepreneurs and VCs and met with various members of the House that were supportive or undecided about the bill. I think we had 12 or 15 meetings.
It was a sobering experience. I learned a few things on that tiring day:
1. Many elected officials told us…
“Glaucus flagellum, ein noch unbeschriebenes Seethier”, in Magazin für den neuesten Zustand der Naturkunde mit Rücksicht auf die dazugehörigen Hülfswissenschaften, Johann Heinrich Voigt, vol. 5 by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
By Sarah Lai Stirland and Carl Franzen, 10:20PM
As TPM has reported, our website was knocked offline Friday at 4:43 p.m. by a distributed denial of service attack (DDos). Earlier in the day TPM posted a series of mugshots of suspected members of the hacking collective ‘Anonymous.’