For someone like me who lives on internet more than real life, for someone how has got more friends on Facebook than in real-life; certainly SOPA had my attention long before other began to hear that word. Hackers community in United States has been protesting this legislation for a long time.
Now that wikipedia was blacked out I am sure even ordinary people must have started thinking about the whole thing.
I was more then overwhelmed with the protests. The scale was simply too much. When Google, yahoo , IBM, Facebook come together to do something you should realize that it is a force to reckon with. It is likely that US legislators will bend before this.
However in Indian context I dont think such protests will have much meaning at least in the present times. The main reason in on 9% of India’s population has used internet. So for all those who are on internet a protest like this will matter but when it comes to ballot box it will prove useless. My hypothesis will be proven during the upcoming elections in UP and Goa. While a vocal minority on internet showed so much concern about corruption the general population is likely to vote the corrupt men in again.