Hot on the Web: Wikipedia goes dark, update Facebook after death, best taco crimes

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None - ATLANTA -- What's hot on the web this week??

Wikipedia blacked out the English language version of its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress, the foundation behind the popular community-based online encyclopedia said in a statement Monday night.

The website will go dark for 24 hours in an unprecedented move that brings added muscle to a growing base of critics of the legislation. Wikipedia is considered one of the Internet's most popular websites, with millions of visitors daily.

Click here to read more about the issue.

People update their Facebook status from virtually everywhere these days. Now, they can update it after death. There's a new app called If I Die. It allows users to record a message now that plays after death. Find out more at IfIDie.net.

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If you want to read the hottest, most social stories on the web each day, head over to Buzzfeed.com. Here's a recent post that caught my eye, the 30 best taco-related crimes ever.

And there will be a lot of talk about commercials over the next few weeks with the Super Bowl just around the corner. This commercial won't be seen during the big game, but it was one of the most popular Internet commercials since the last Super Bowl. Thanks to the songify app from the Gregory Brothers, the commercials is a catchy song, too.