This past week the really big story was the blackout of major internet sites in protest against the SOPA and PIPA legislature. I had explained why it was the repsonsibility of ALL bloggers, even EMS bloggers, to oppose censorship legislation. I was very happy with the positive response I received from those who joined in on the action. Due to the collective movement, SOPA and PIPA have been pulled from the agenda. For those of you who blog, use Facebook or Twitter, claiming to be proponents of change in this industry but did nothing against SOPA and PIPA… you’re welcome. Maybe next time you’ll put some action where your propaganda is.
Of course, ensuring the internet would continue to work in an open and free environment was just a small part of this past week. Here’s what else was going in in the EMS Blogosphere:
- Rogue Medic asks for YOUR opinion on what you want from your medical director
- TOTWTYTR comments on some of the commentary made about the Philadelphia Fire Department report
- EMS Office Hours tackles the tough issue of whose patient is it?
- Hot Lights & Cold Steel discusses an extensive assessment tool that is very similar to the base concept of the world wide web
- Medic Madness asks the pertinent question for all us Mike Judge fans… what if Beavis and Butthead were paramedics?
- Firegeezer opens up the proverbial “can o’patient rights worms” asking if Facebook belongs in the ambulance with you?
- MK shares just how dedicated her educator is in teaching what I consider to be the most important lesson you can ever learn working in EMS
- Greg Friese interviews the author of The Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness First Aid which is also now available on the Kindle
- While CCC is a fan of The Facebook, he doesn’t think you necessarily need to be friends
- Brandon Oto from EMS Basics has taken the time to organize a topical site index for easy referencing!
Have a safe week and blog hard!