Currently I am sleepless in a hotel in Shanghai, where I am teaching a four-day module on IT and technology management at the NSM-Fudan MBA program the Fudan University School of Business. I do this about twice a year.
Every time I am here, I try to figure out what websites are blocked by the "great Internet wall". It differs from time to time, and between the hotel and the university. Currently, I cannot get to
- Youtube (but Google Video is available, can’t show Youtube videos, though)
- Facebook (but Gmail works fine)
- various blogs, including anything from Blogger.com og Blogspot.com
- bit.ly and other redirectors/URL shorteners
On the other hand, Wikipedia is available, as are all the big news services. It seems self-publishing is seen as more dangerous than anything hewing to a more traditional process. Or, rather, sites where you can self-publish in Chinese, outside of China.