451 Unavailable For Legal Reasons

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451 Unavailable For Legal Reasons (Internet draft)

Defined in the internet draft “A New HTTP Status Code for Legally-restricted Resources”. Intended to be used when resource access is denied for legal reasons, e.g. censorship or government-mandated blocked access. Likely a reference to the 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, where books are outlawed.

Twitter Internet Blackout Reaction

Visualization of How People on Twitter Reacted to the Internet Blackout

Andrei Taraschuk and Aaron Ott created a fascinating visualization showing how people on Twitter reacted the Internet blackouts on January 18th in protest of SOPA and PIPA by mapping tweets mentioning #pipa #sopa and #blackout.

(Via Laughing Squid.)