The Chinese firewall had an active day. Twitter blocked, Flickr blocked, Microsoft’s new search engine Bing.com blocked.
In general the average Chinese user won’t give a a hoot. Twitter….. Flickr….. and that pancake search engine.
It’s mostly the foreigners here that will have to find other ways to express themselves. Should be good for productivity, although there’s still facebook.., at least for now.
But blocking Hotmail…, that does affect the average Chinese user if not many Chinese business that still use Hotmail.
How for example will Mr. Hou cope with the fact that he won’t be able to read all inquiries about becoming an urban farmer.
No surprise then that today the hottest searches on Google.cn are all about “logging in to Hotmail.
and for some strange reason all those people seem to search only for it on Google.cn as Baidu’s visitors have other things on their mind or maybe they don’t use email.
Let’s see which one of the above will be the first one to make it back. My bet is Hotmail.