Notable participating web companies include:
- Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com),
- Boing Boing
- The Nation
- Urban Dictionary
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Some of the well known civic action groups and other organizations participating include:
American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause, the Center for Media Justice, ColorOfChange, DailyKos, Demand Progress, Democracy for America, Democrats.com, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine Advocacy, Fight for the Future, the Free Press Action Fund, the Future of Music Coalition, Greenpeace USA, the Harry Potter Alliance, the Media Alliance, the Media Mobilizing Project, MoveOn, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, OpenMedia, Popular Resistance, Presente.org, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Progressives United, the Other 98%, RootsAction, Rootstrikers, the Sierra Club, SumOfUs, Voqal, Women, Action & the Media, the Writers Guild of America, East, and the Writers Guild of America, West.
What exactly are all these websites doing?
Exactly what you'll see depends on the site you visit.
What can I do to participate?
If you live in the U.S., the most effective thing you can do is submit your own comment to the FCC (whether for or against). The easiest way to do this is to visit the EFF's DearFCC website, which has a simple form you can fill out. Just make sure you submit your comment before September 15.
The Internet Slowdown is a one-day event and all participating sites will return to normal on Thursday.
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