We are the media, and so are you

It’s been a while since I’ve used this thing. But I’ve written in a few other places.

Here is my editorial with Jimmy Wales in the Washington Post after the SOPA blackouts, “We are the media, and so are you”.

This was written after the anti-SOPA blackouts to combat two terrible memes. One, that the “content industry” means only the members of the MPAA and RIAA. And two, that Wikimedia is just another tech company, aligned with the “tech industry” interests, making top-down decisions in isolated boardrooms.

It has almost completely failed at fighting those memes. But its other purpose was to give Wikimedia something positive to say that didn’t sink to simply countering the shots fired at us from the bills’ supporters. And at that I hope it was a success.