Friday, July 17, 2009

Can't Stop the Signal: China's 338 Million Internet Users

That China has significantly more internet users now than the US has people (WSJ) is encouraging. While 'you can't stop the signal, Mel' (imdb), it doesn't mean they won't try. Currently, I'm guessing because of issues in Urumqi, Facebook is blocked as is Twitter, among others (especially after Iran's experience with Twitter, Washington Times). Even prior to this, YouTube has been blocked for a while now, as have most blog sites.

While I think China's media restrictions have a direct impact on its ability to innovate, this also bodes well for future political change.

Update: More on that signal in China (Instapundit)

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