A US radio station asked me: how do you get around internet censorship as Chinese user? I would like to pass on this question to readers from China. (One thing I heard of so far was Tor.)
Google Video (the unpaid content part) now seems to work in Germany. If I want see MacGyver, I’m still getting “We’re sorry, but this video is not available in your country.” But user-uploaded videos like these new Google tech talks now play fine. [Thanks Pfadfinder, Gary Price.]
The new Technorati Explore aggregates hot topics “by influential or authoritative bloggers in those topic areas,” as Technorati’s David Sifry says. David goes on to say Explore is trying to “Watch what they do, what they post about, and what they link to as input to a new kind of display.” [Via Searchblog.]
Boing Boing covers the protest of exiled Tibetans against Google’s censorship in China. John Battelle shares his thoughts on the issue, asking for the US government to give Google/ Yahoo/ Microsoft/ Amazon a policy to align behind.
Here’s a list of emoticons that turn to small icons in Gmail Chat. For example, “<3” will turn into a little . (Do these work in Google Talk as well? I uninstalled it now that I have Gmail Chat.) [Thanks Pd.]
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