Dear China, You Blocked So Much Internets!
This week’s sternly-worded letter has been earned by China (yes, the Republic of). And to anyone who is even THINKING about making some a “Are you sure you’re not from there?” joke because of my super slanted eyes, SHARRAP! Just shut your mouf wide open! Anyway, moving on…
So I heard today, through the intrawebs that you’ve blocked most Social Networking from your citizens. You already blocked YouTube some months back, but apparently, that wasn’t enough. Yesterday, you decided to block Twitter, Flickr, Hotmail (who cares?) and Blogger (I’ve only ever had 6 visits from China to my blog. But it’s the principalities).
On behalf of the Chinese, I must do a *GREAT WALL SLIDE*.
No Social Networking? No justice, and no EFFING peace. What are your people supposed to do now?? Work? *hand to chest* WELL I NEVER! Mashable claims that this censorship may be to keep things from getting to rowdy on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre (June 4th). REALLY? As if social media is the sole way of organizing folks. Given, it makes it easier but if people are passionate about showing out on that day, not being able to Tweet will not stop them.
Nevertheless, I will say thank you. This just makes me realize how glad I am to live in a Democracy (however flawed you may believe it is). I’d literally curl up in a ball and rock back and forth if I couldn’t blog, or tweet or Facebook.
Yours in side-eye dom,