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Patch to Go Dark Briefly Friday Morning to Mark Moment of Silence for Newtown Victims

One week after the Newtown massacre, Patch and much of the Web world will go dark briefly at 9:30 Friday morning to join in the tribute to the kids and teachers.

Patch is among the many websites which will display a tribute to victims of the Sandy Hook shooting over their sites tomorrow, Friday, at 9:30 a.m.

According to Patch's sister site Techcrunch, the online campaign was inspired by a call for a moment of silence by Connecticut’s governor — and follows a coalition of tech leaders calling for more gun control.

Techcrunch writes:

The awareness strategy seems inspired by the SOPA [Stop Online Piracy Act] website blackouts from January. Instead of completely blocking functionality of participating websites, though, the tribute message can be closed to resume normal browsing. Alternatively, people can click a link in the message to find out what else they can do to aid the campaign.

The moment of silence on websites will coincide with one across social media sites. Over 100,000 people have pledged not to tweet or post to Facebook, including Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Britney Spears, Suze Orman, Tyler Florence, Goldie Hawn, and Joe Montana.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has also ordered the state to observe the same moment of silence, and has asked that state buildings that have the capacity to ring their bells 26 times during to observance in memory of the victims. Many Long Island fire departments, including and churches are slated to participate in the bell ringing. However departments in Southold, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Sag Harbor are opting out for fear the alarms may cause a panic.

christie nicolle December 22, 2012 at 02:31 AM
well said Preliator... Hollywoood will never admit the impact their violent films + videos have on these unstable boys who kill... bad karma will not forget them.
christie nicolle December 22, 2012 at 02:32 AM
hey Mo, since you bitch so much about America why don't you dispatch yourself the hell out of here?
oonald December 22, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Armed guards at banks to protect money that is in a locked vault, but you are telling me we can't have a trained guard at a school, Not only armed but access to a locked locker with an assault rifle near his position and video system of parking lot This will stop our children and faculty from harm. You will never get the guns away from the sick people. But you should be able to protect your family from them if need be. To blame the NRA for this ic crazy it's your goverment that let the laws go through that allowed 30 and 50 round clips to be sold to the public and now they want to blame the gun and gun owners. Thats like saying a fork and spoon made are kids fat
oonald December 22, 2012 at 02:47 AM
A mo 75 % of democrats in congress belong to the NRA
Bridence December 23, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Beyonce is married to Jay-Z, illuminati purveyor of such toxic verbal tracks such as: I'm from the streets where the Hood could swallow 'em and, bullets'll follow 'em and There's so much coke that you could run the slalom And cops comb this shit top to bottom They say that we are prone to violence, but it's home sweet home Where personalities clash and chrome meets chrome The coke prices up and down like it's Wall Street holmes But this is worse than the Dow Jones, your brains are now blown All over that brown Brougham, one slip you are now gone Welcome to hell where you are welcome to sell But when them shells come you better return 'em All scars we earn 'em, all cars we learn 'em like the back of our hand We watch for cops hoppin' out the back 'a van Wear a G on my chest, I don't need Dapper Dan This ain't a sewn outfit holmes, holmes is about it Was clappin' them flamers before I became famous For playin me y'all shall forever remain nameless I am Hov'"

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