How to circumvent Turkey’s social media block

 Access to several social media sites was blocked for over an hour in Turkey today during a reported military coup. Although internet traffic appears to be flowing normally again, Turkey’s … Continue Reading →

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube blocked in Turkey during reported coup attempt

 The Turkish military has deployed in Istanbul and Ankara, and the government has apparently blocked social media in response to what is being reported as an attempted coup. Read More

Sinosphere: Beetle Is Named in Honor of Xi Jinping, but China Aims to Squash the News

The taxonomic gesture appeared to irritate propaganda bosses, who moved fast to block references to the “Xi beetle” from the nation’s heavily censored internet

Twitter estimates that it has 10 million users in China

 A source inside Twitter told TechCrunch that the company estimates that it has around 10 million users in China. That gives us a glimpse at the potential number of people … Continue Reading →