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SOPA influence continues on
A reversal in two pieces of legislation in Washington DC led a tech news site to conclude that the impact of the failed SOPA legislation continues to reverberate through social media. Arguing that a new political lobby was being formed online, it pointed to the decision not to move ahead with an "anti-piracy taskforce" - which formed part of the ill-fated SOPA bill - as well as the distinctly less global decision to shelve plans to force innovative cab company Uber to charge five times a union cab rate. Perhaps more significant is the fact that members of Congress have started following social media outlets to gauge public opinion. Whether a new dawn has broken on Internet democracy, or simply a break in the clouds before DC lobbyists start selling comprehensive social media strategies, only time will tell.