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Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Web Goes Silent for Sandy Hook - Join us!

Friday, December 21, 2012, 9:30am EST | #momentforsandyhook

A web-wide moment of silence
for Sandy Hook

Join the web in observing a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. shown above for demonstration purposes only

Have your website automatically "go silent"
during the national moment of silence

Simply install the following javascript in your website
to participate automatically in Friday's moment of silence.

The overlay includes an optional call-to-action link. This link allows you to direct readers to a follow-up page for more information or to take an action. This is configurable, and defaults to the Sandy Hook Campaign on

showText: set this to false to not display any call-to-action link.

text: the text of the call-to-action link.

url: the URL of the call-to-action link.

Click here to demonstrate

Once you install it, tell us you did

We'll add you to the list of participating sites on this page.

Frequently asked questions

How does this work?
Simply install <script> tag on your site, and at 9:30am ET tomorrow your site will automatically "go silent" with a respectful, thoughtful overlay.
How long will the moment of silence last?
5 minutes, starting at 9:30am ET. After you install the code, the moment of silence will start and stop automatically.
Can I test it out?
Yes. Simply add ?force_the_moment to your url, so -- and you'll see what the overlay will look like when it activates.
Does participation in this represent a particular political agenda?
No. The groups involved in this effort span the spectrum of political affiliation and policy agendas. What we have in common is that we are looking for ways to reduce the impact of gun violence on our society. We respect the diversity of opinion and expression on the web, and hope that this effort can spark and ongoing productive conversation.
What does the "Find out what else you can do" link go do?
When you install the <script> tag on your site, you can configure a link which will take people to more information. By default, that will link to this campaign on where your visitors can sign up for further updates. If you want to remove that link entirely or change it to a different one, that's fine.
Who is organizing this?

A large community of members from the tech community have come together to help bring focus to the events at Sandy Hook and the broader issue of gun violence in America.

This website was built by Nick Grossman in collaboration with Causes and SVAngel.

Built by @nickgrossman with the team at Causes

The Web Goes Silent for Sandy Hook - Join us!

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