#sopa, #pl118 and #pipa half baked stories…

It looks like SOPA has been put to sleep for while, but that doesn’t mean much when there’s also PIPA (Where do they get these names?). PIPA is not as known as SOPA but basically does the same thing, allowing DNS censorship.

Around the burg the #pl118 is a bit dormant and most of the online traffic as been from retweets of scattered texts. Although there’s many users online (according to some sources Twitter gains 11 new accounts per second), there are lots of trolls and hashtag surfers.

I’m working now on a “social graph” of the #pl118 tag and the main results show a strong hierarchical structure of the network with this theme being highly centralized in very few individuals. Remove those nodes and probably the meme is gone. New individuals need to join the fight against #pl118 to make the conversation more sustained and robust.

(The above pic is from the #pl118 graph. It’s not complete, so in the next few days I’ll maybe have a more details.)