Every evening, the Daily Dot delivers a selection of links worth clicking from around the Web, along with the day’s must-see image or video. We call it Dotted Lines.
- A petition against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a secretive trade agreement that could bring harsh copyright restrictions to the Internet, is now 95,000 strong.
- Today in hilarious patent rulings: a U.K. judge says Samsung’s Galaxy Tab doesn’t infringe Apple’s patented iPad design because it’s not “as cool.” Ouch.
- The Week rounds up 7 heartwarming reunions made possible by Twitter.
- Proof positive that Twitter is a powerful tool for linguists: it just solved the great “soda vs. pop” debate.
- Popular Japanese social network Mixi is losing ground to Facebook. 60 million users left the site in 2011 alone.
- In an online squabble that looks a bit like Charles Carreon vs. The Oatmeal in reverse, conservative political cartoonist Donna Barstow accuses humor site Something Awful of defamation.
Above: Fred Armisen guests—in a non-speaking role—on the latest episode of John Lutz’ web comedy series “The Front Desk.”