Who Did the SOPA Blackout Really Affect? | Actionable Insights - A Covario Blog | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
by Jeff MacGurn


On Wednesday, January 18th tens of millions of users (and possibly more) found themselves without access to some of the internet’s most popular websites, and others found themselves witness to very public corporate protests. Most of the media coverage of this event was geared toward these sites, companies and people protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its political fallout. However, we were much more interested in whom this Blackout affected and how it affected them. So we went to putting together the data to understand just what the SOPA Blackout really meant and who it affected.