Google access restored in China, says report →
Google, Gmail, and other Google services seem to be accessible again in China this morning, according to a report, after an outage that coincided with the start of the once-a-decade meeting to appoint a new Communist government.
Access to the services returned after 6 a.m. local time, after an approximately 12-hour outage, according to IDC News Service, which cited Google’s Transparency Report, along with confirmation from GreatFire.org, a group that monitors Internet censorship in China.
» via CNET
The latest study on Global Mobile Statistics from various Independent agencies reveal some startling numbers. Here are some highlights »
- 30% Of The World’s Mobile Users Live In India And China
- 87% of the world’s population today is mobile equipped
- China Mobile is the largest mobile operator in the world
The stats also revealed that SMS (text messaging or texting) is the king of mobile messaging and “by 2013 worldwide SMS revenue is forecast to break the USD 150 billion mark for the first time, and will continue to grow for the next two years.”
"You can’t use Weibo to organize a social movement. Because as soon as you use the word ‘gather,’ the keyword would get picked up, and the warning would be sent to the local police station. So even before you gather at the restaurant, you’ll already have the police there. I call it Censorship 2.0."
#Blogging for Good
Though all of our sea creatures are becoming extinct at an alarming rate, live sea animals are being sold as keyrings in China.
One salesman claimed that the creatures could live as long as several months because the water contains “nutrients” - a claim that is unlikely at best. […] Even if this were true, it doesn’t excuse the fact that the creatures have no space to move around in, very little air, and are likely to be smashed in someone’s pocket. The worst part is that this practice is completely legal! Chinese law prohibits the sale of wild animals, but apparently the legislation does not apply to selling turtles and fish in such inhumane fashion.
Just knew about this via @OMGFacts and this post is a WARNING: If you’re selling live animals as keyrings in China or any other part of the world, beware! The Internet will expose you even if your country’s law doesn’t prohibit you from doing such cruel and merciless act.
Searching for a Chinese Steve Jobs →
While American parents have been concerned with their lack of tiger discipline, the Chinese are looking for tips on raising their young from this side of the Pacific. China wants its own Steve Jobs, and it’s not sure how to find—or create—one. At times, the quest has reached the level of national campaign, with the government promising its prioritization and vowing to spend four per cent of the country’s G.D.P. on comprehensive education reform aimed, ultimately, at producing a Jobs to call its own.
Click-through to read more from Jiayang Fan on China’s search for the next great genius: http://nyr.kr/Looaw0