Posts Tagged "china"

TheBackpackr beats The Great China Firewall!

TheBackpackr beats The Great China Firewall!
Oh well... the battle was fun while it lasted, though it didn't carry on for too long. Upon arriving in Beijing, China, I was presented with an Internet connection in my hotel that totally blocked YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot and many other sites (I wrote about it here). Sure I had heard about the issues before arriving in China, and…

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TheBackpackr vs The Great China Firewall

TheBackpackr vs The Great China Firewall
And so... I have arrived in China, and have already been warmly welcomed by The Great China Firewall. Facebook, nope. Twitter, nope. Gmail, nope. Blogspot, nope. And many other websites - all NOPE! Only Foursquare and LinkedIn work, among a few other international social media websites. It's no wonder the local Facebook / Twitter clones known as Weibo and RenRen…

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