Ready for the blackout?

Reminder — Ireland’s Blackout Week starts tomorrow:

Take part in Blackout Week

  1. To demonstrate your feelings about [IRMA’s censorship demands], you can make your avatar black on any websites you have a presence on.
  2. This is inspired by Creative Freedom New Zealand’s blackout campaign.
  3. From Black Thursday on the 5th of March, for one week, set your picture on sites like Facebook, Bebo, Twitter, MSN, etc black to raise awareness for Blackout Ireland.
  4. On that Thursday we encourage you to express yourself publicly about this issue, whether by blog posts, letters to newspapers or any form of communication you can think of.
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  1. Nix
    Posted March 4, 2009 at 23:55 | Permalink

    Gosh. Turning your avatar black for a week. I’m sure that will make IRMA quake in their boots and back down.

    (Seriously, what’s the point of this? Who will even know what the black avatar means other than people already interested in the problem and on our side?)

  2. Posted March 6, 2009 at 00:21 | Permalink

    yeah, it’s not ideal. IMO it makes more sense to black out entire sites, which is what I’ve done with….

  3. Nix
    Posted March 10, 2009 at 23:46 | Permalink

    New colour scheme easier to read than original. Recommend preservation :)

  4. Posted March 11, 2009 at 10:29 | Permalink


    yeah, maybe I will… although I need to fix the comment block to be at all legible…