Blogspot Blocked

Published 2007-03-20

It appears that, some time in the last 24 hours, has been blocked by Chinese censors. What this means:

  • People outside China can see blogspot-hosted blogs (like
  • People inside China cannot.
  • Every blog on is blocked, not just When was added to the blacklist, this was an indication that someone objected specifically to something I was saying. The recent move, however, is likely part of a larger censorship movement, which also includes domestic (Chinese) blogs, and blogs hosted by TypePad.
  • I’ll be able to update this blog but won’t be able to reliably view it.
  • I can use proxy software to see blocked content, but it is slow. Sub-dialup speed slow.

So, apologies in advance if my frequency of posting drops a little.