China Blocks Social Networking

Yesterday, Chinese Authorities  blocked internet access to all social networking sites including Twitter, Flickr,Bing,, and several other sites such as WordPress, YouTube, Blogger  This seems to be a means of quieting dissent (which has been intensified with access to the internet)near the June 4th 20th Anniversary of the  Tiananmen massacre.Tianamen_200

The Chinese are proported to be the  the top users of text and instant messaging in the world. It may be possible for those savvy users to get around the ban if they use desktop applications such as tweetdeck and seesmic  or phone apps such as tweetie to relay their tweets.

1 Comment

  1. apparently China wants to keep it old school, Web 1.0, until further notice


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