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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…

Dear China,

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*.

great wall of china

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,


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  1. amymay
    June 3, 2009 at 12:40 am

    My freshman yr in HS, I had an epic crush on the starting center of our basketball team. He was a senior, but he sat in front of me in Latin (yeah, they taught Latin in the cornfield).

    Anyway, he lives in China now with his lovely Chinese wife, and they have the most beautiful little baby girl… and I know all this because of Facebook!!

    I guess that the Chinese govt might think they have their reasons to clamp down on social media, but dang… are baby pics really that subversive??

  2. Robin Monique
    June 3, 2009 at 8:01 am

    That is absolute INSANITY! Thank God we live in a Democracy with a tech-obsessed President because I'd be on the first plane to Canada if the US ever pulled some BS like this.

  3. Jack and Jill
    June 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    How do they spend their days at work without facebook and blogging?

    Actually I think I know the answer…

  4. Jay_fever
    June 4, 2009 at 1:24 am

    damn thats harsh