I’m pretty sure you’ve heard about SOPA and PIPA “Piracy Acts” rendered by the United States House of Representatives few months back. Now I ain’t gonna talk about that but, the boringly long BUT at the same time extremely useful (plus awesome!) Wikipedia has announced that as a protest against SOPA & PIPA acts, Wikipedia is going offline for 24 hours! (beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18).
I don’t know if they’ve done this in the past (according to that official announcement, this is actually the first of its kind) but nonetheless this shows the gravity of the ever growing concerns of those loves Internet as a medium for their/our existence.
For all ya Wiki-readers, you’d better copy the pages you’re currently reading otherwise you’d have to wait 24 hours until she comes back (or you could use Google Cached pages. Although it won’t give you any images though).