My September 2010 adventures in China are almost at a close, after spending ten hours today and six hours yesterday at the World Expo. I have a BUNCH of additional videos to upload, but because of my limited hotel bandwidth I’ll wait to share those till I’m back stateside. It has again been quite thought-provoking to deal with Chinese government Internet censorship. Touring the “pavilions” of ten different countries as well as the United Nations yesterday and today made me think quite deeply about the values we hold as nations, and the ways those values are or are not reflected in our behaviors.

The following are all websites which are currently blocked by the Chinese government. With the exception of two (vimeo and wetpaint) these are all websites I’ve wanted and needed to access while I’ve been in China: (this includes the following sites)
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One of the most important, personal decisions I’ve made as a result of this latest bout of content filtering in China is that I’m going to migrate my personal wiki ( from Google Sites to a self-hosted wiki solution on my own server. I don’t have a timeline for that yet, but I AM resolved to do it. This will also provide me with a needed reason to redesign my blog template, which I’ve been wanting to do for some time.

After tasting extensive Internet censorship overseas I’m also eager to move forward with some ideas I’ve been kicking around for several months related to a balanced Internet filtering campaign as well.

Stay tuned. 🙂

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