Saturday, January 21, 2012

On My Mind

Before I forget :-  I cannot begin to say how much I love to read what my blogger friends have to say and how much I like to let them know how I feel about what they have to say.  However, lately I have not been able to leave a comment on certain blogs. I have been feeling helpless because  I was not able to leave soothing messages for them. For eg. when you read/hear that a friend's daughter had to undergo emergency surgery in the middle of a move, or someone's about to lose their home or someone was wrongly accused of something and was summoned to the court but they were generous enough to not even forgive the accuser but take them to dinner because they were elderly people.  I want to say that I wish that things are better. Even with people who are writing happy things I want to say that I am happy for them. Just because blogger is making it difficult to write comments, I don't want to seem to be careless.

I just hope that none of the terrific writers of bloggerhood get effected by the SOPA that we have been hearing about. I really love the stories behind music in Sarah Pearson's blog. Also I have used some YouTube videos in a couple of blogs too. So I ask everyone that this SOPA bill in congress does not have a chance. I don't know enough about it to blog, but I am sure by now a lot of my blogger friends have heard about it.


17 comments:

Belle said...

This was an interesting video. I hope they don't pass this law. Everyone will be afraid to post a photo or video and youtube would probably shut down.

I'm not sure if you use Google Chrome as your application to read blogs. I downloaded it and use it now because I couldn't comment either. You use it instead of Explorer etc. Also, you could email some people who have their email address on their profile. I sure hope it works out for you.

fishducky said...

I have also found myself unable to comment on some of my favorite blogs. IT IS SO FRUSTRATING! A friend (Stephanie) printed a guest post I wrote & neither she or I have been able to get into her "comments" section.

Tracy said...

I've had that happen occasionally and it is very frustrating...I hear what you are saying...interesting video~ I certainly hope it doesn't come to that.
Hang in there Munir!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I think if they pass these laws a lot of bloggers are going to close up shop to avoid any chance of getting on the wrong side of the law.

Shelly said...

Hi Munir- Belle passed on your sweet words to me- thank you! I'm also having trouble with some of my comments. I do hope they get this fixed soon. That SOPA thing really needs to go away, IMO.

Step-parent's Cove said...

Wow! My husband was telling me about SOPA, but I wasn't listening. Your post has grab my attention. Wow! This can be a scary ride for those of us in the US concerning internet rights. Thanks for posting this.

Chatty Crone said...

Maybe change your browser to Foxfire - it helped me. sandie

yaya said...

Great post and very informative. I really didn't understand the whole thing, but now I get it and boy, it's scary! Thanks for sharing this!

Ruth said...

AS of now, both SOPA and PIPA are off the table. That doesn't mean they won't try again later on. Obama said he would veto if it had passed Congress.

Sarah Pearson said...

Thank you for the mention :-)
I do hope mine isn't one of the blogs you can't comment on, please let me know if that's the case and I'll look into it.
I worry about SOPA too. Although I'm not American, many of my blog friends are, and I's hate to see them curtailed.

Hope said...

thank you for this Munir
I've heard that firefox will work

i will probably be one of the one's that will not blog anymore if there is trouble but Ruth is saying that it is off the table now so perhaps no worries

hope you are well

oceangirl said...

I appreciate your comment Munir, the truth is I appreciate your friendship. I posted music videos for music at my blog, it would be difficult if this SOPA, PIPA is implemented.

Granny Annie said...

I hear about this. You have now written about this. My grandchildren have spoken of this. I still don't understand what it is about but I'm sure I don't like it.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

SOPA stands for stop online piracy act. The bill is championed by the super rich people of the motion picture and music business that want stronger laws to protect their copyrights as they believe that they have suffered financially with the explosion of the internet and the sharing of files.

The law before it was reexamined was draconian in nature. It would allow a company to shut down a website that carried or allowed the distribution of any copyrighted material to be taken down with a simple court injunction (that takes only a few minutes to file). This would circumvent Due Process of Law. The law would only apply to websites within the United States.

What did this mean for you?

It means censorship. How would you like to have a website taken down but it still remain available to those outside the United States? In other words, people outside the borders of the U.S. would have information and access that you simply don't have. The excuse would be protection of copyright. But in the case of Reddit and other huge websites (possibly Wikipedia) then it clearly means the loss of a free flow of information.

I hope that clears things up.

Tony Van Helsing said...

I used to experience occasional problems commenting on peoples blogs but have had any trouble since I installed Google Chrome. I'm not a marketeer, honest.

Tempo said...

Hi, You have an interesting blog here...
RE: the commenting problem. I had the same hassle until a fellow blogger, Joe Pereira http://joesgossip.blogspot.com/ sorted it out for me. Its a setting in your browser. You have to set it to accept third party cookies and that sorts the problem out for you. You will notice it's only the blogs that have the same kind of comment list. They require third party cookies to work the comments. Joe explained it better so if you cant work it out I suggest leaving him a comment and he will no doubt be happy to help. (Nice bloke)

Romance Book Haven said...

Interesting post. re: Blogger commenting- I found changing my comment page to full page sorted the problem.