Websites Go Silent, Honor Sandy Brook Victims

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Many websites this morning were expected to observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims who lost their lives during last week’s shooting massacre in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

Website administrators were prompted to insert a line of javascript which read, “We are observing a National Moment of Silence for the Victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.”

The moment lasted five minutes and the text included a link for visitors to find more support resources for those affected.

Among the large list of participating web presences were the Huffington Post, E! Online and Adobe. Web blackouts have proven particularly effective in the past, drawing attention to previous issues including the likes of the Protect IP Act.

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