It will be 20 years tomorrow since the world came to know the name of a public square in China. To prepare for this special anniversary:
China has blocked the population from accessing a surprising range of the Internet’s most popular communication tools. Currently affected by the ban are: Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, WordPress, Blogger, Bing (which hasn’t officially even launched), Hotmail and MSN’s Live.com.
Such a move on China’s part is hardly new (outside of the particular technology being used). However, such stories do give one cause to pause and consider powerful those who control the networks really are. Here is trusting that true remembrances of the Tiananmen Square tragedies will find their way past the firewalls and the filters, despite China’s best efforts to flush everything down the memory hole.