It always struck me as odd that WordPress was blocked in China. I suppose they don’t like platforms where people can voice their opinions and write about a bunch of mundane shit that runs through their heads.
So well, I have left China, moved to Bangkok temporarily, and back on WordPress. Yes, I know about the magical tunnel called the Virtual Provider Network, but my membership had expired, and I was too cheap to get a new one so I had been freeloading off my flatmate’s network until his membership expired and so I was forced to do without – turns out you have a ton more freetime once the firewall prevents you from getting on Facebook – you should try it too.
Other strangely censored sites are The New York Times, Deutsche Welle, IMDB etc but not LinkedIn.
I suppose one could live without those websites, but it is most irksome when Google malfunctions. It is not firewalled, they don’t have the balls to block it entirely, they just slow it to down to painfully low levels. Google Drive will never open, you can be lucky to load your google calendar within 5 minutes, and forget about googl-ing for infos, China encourages you to just baidu it!
Anyway, I didn’t really want to be complaining; here’s to my latest city, Bangkok, and hopefully a lot more Ramblings!