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Blogging sites. [Aug. 21st, 2009|09:11 pm]
Beijing China

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[the_panic_light]
Hello everyone! I'm moving to China shortly and wondered which blogging sites are currently blocked in China? I've done an internet search and it seems that Livejournal is blocked...I know that pretty much they're all at risk, but are there any which are more reliable than others? I want to keep a blog while I'm abroad so I can update my family and friends on what I'm doing...but I can't do that if it's blocked in China! :S

Thanks for any advice and help!
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[User Picture]From: bridget_coila
2009-08-22 02:57 pm (UTC)
LJ is up and running currently, at least in Beijing- not blocked at all.
Facebook is blocked, as is Twitter and Youtube. Tho everyone just uses proxies or a VPN. Hotspot Shield is the most popular/common free VPN we use here. (proxies can get you on twitter, blogs, etc, but have trouble with FB because of all the scripts running there.)
Some of my friends use pay VPNs- StrongVPN is one I know of- and it has been even more reliable than Hotspot.
We've had probs with Hotspot over the last week or so, but it is intermittent and may be partly to do with the cable breakage off Taiwan than with the GFW.

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[User Picture]From: the_panic_light
2009-08-22 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear, that's really helpful. It's unfortunate Facebook is blocked - is there any reliable way to regularly get to that?
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