It probably says more about the places I’ve worked than corporate culture in general, but I have found that at some level, very little distinguishes one company from another. At the end of the day, employees are treated more like cogs in a money making machine than actual resources. Unless you’re a decision maker, you can be replaced.
Today, a number of prominent websites are going dark to protest SOPA and PIPA, two bills that would do irreparable harm to the internet as we know it. Google has posted a wonderful info graphic explaining the damage that will be done if these laws are passed.
If you feel moved to action, Tumblr has a tool that will connect you to your representatives so you can talk to them on the phone, Fight for the Future has a form you can fill out to email your representatives, and Google has an online petition. We can stop this idiocy before it starts if we all say NO.