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Censorship In China: Finally, They Blocked My Site!

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When one thinks about the Great Fire Wall within the People's Republic of China, there is a misconception that what gets stopped at the Internet's "Pearly Gates" are the big boys. BBC. Wikipedia. Anything mentioning Tiananmen Square circa 1989. No one ever thinks about the little guy, the person that gets about 100 hits on a good day.

On Wednesday, April 16 2008, DeluxZilla, the personal Web site I had been running since arriving in Beijing that February was blocked in China. I wasn't even trying to get it censored this time. I was ecstatic. I had spent the previous month trying to get DeluxZilla picked up by the censors and banned in the People's Republic, just to see what it took. The results: nil.

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