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[liberationtech] "Chinas Internet?"
brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Wed Feb 20 20:44:07 PST 2013
Thanks Martin, I was hoping you'd respond.
Good point, Nadim.
On Feb 20, 2013 8:20 PM, "Martin Johnson" <greatfire at greatfire.org> wrote:
> The majority of Internet users in Mainland China spend 100% of their
> online time on Chinese websites. Google+, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter,
> Blogspot and many more (see https://en.greatfire.org) are completely
> blocked in Mainland China. Most other foreign websites are both
> considerably slower than domestic ones, and subject to keyword-based
> blocking of certain URLs.
> The majority of Internet users outside Mainland China spend 0% of their
> online time on Chinese websites. This is not just a language issue - there
> are a lot of Chinese-speaking people outside of Mainland China, and several
> Chinese websites have English-language interfaces. It's also because they
> are slow. The Great Firewall slows down traffic in both directions. Concern
> with censorship may also discourage some users, as seen recently regarding
> In this sense, there is a Chinese Internet or a Chinanet, as opposed to
> the rest of the Internet. They are not completely cut off from each other,
> but in practice there is little communication between the two.
> Martin Johnson
> Founder of GreatFire.org | FreeWeibo.com | Unblock.cn.com
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> On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Nadim Kobeissi <nadim at nadim.cc> wrote:
>> Most likely it's bad writing. What they likely meant by "China's
>> Internet" is China's social network sphere, such as Sina Weibo communities
>> and so on...
>> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 10:53 PM, Brian Conley <brianc at smallworldnews.tv>wrote:
>>> Photos of the dead sailors, their bodies gagged and blindfolded and some
>>> with head wounds suggesting execution-style killings, circulated on China’s
>>> I know about the GFW of course, but anyone know the exact meaning of
>>> nytimes referencing "China's Internet" as opposed to "was circulated in the
>>> Internet by Chinese citizens?"
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