i tried today but failed. wah.
so happy to have freedom from the chinese web scourers, but this celly internet is soooo slow. and i’m so behind!
found out first hand that tumblr is blocked in China! so no more updates from connie. twitter is also blocked, quelle dommage, as is livejournal. No but seriously, it was done so people couldn’t express subversive opinions about the recent 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre, and by subversive, I mean mention it. All of this censorship makes me wish I had something more meaningful to say, since I’m with the right to say it.
yeah, I remember that I was freaking out 3 years ago because I couldn’t update my livejournal (don’t judge) while in China. all blogs are blocked in China, BUT you can apparently get around it by mit vpn’ing in. see convo with alice below:
Alice: like i could get on earlier today
ooo. it’s virtual private network
it’s like.. remote connecting..
so what happens is you connect to mit.. and mit connects you to the internet
but how do you connect to miT?
Alice: so like.. china blocks ip addresses… which is like.. your internet location.. for instance.. it would block youtube’s ip if i request the page
so if connect to mit directly.. all china sees is mit
but really mit is sending me youtube information
does that make sense?
and you can download vpn software from the is&t website
MIT IS SO COOL! i love that we have our own private network. unfortunately this post will not help connie though, since she would have to read my blog to figure out how to read my blog…