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July 19, 2006

That’s probably what blogs are saying right now.

A lot of major ISPs in India, in an attempt “to block communication between terrorists”, have ended up blocking major blogging platforms like Blogger, Typepad, Geocities and more! *cringes* Apparently, the Government wanted to block a few sites but the ISPs took the easy way out and blocked the platforms themselves!! :O

But hey, as it is every dark cloud has its silver lining! You can access blocked blogs through these methods! To quote KirubaUsing one of these methods, you can show your middle finger to the ban and continue to read your favorite blogs. πŸ˜€

Few more important links – Check ’em Out! And make sure you SPEAK UP!! In the end, that’s what it’s all about. πŸ™‚

Blogger’s Collective
Bloggers Against Censorship Wiki
Bypassing The Ban πŸ™‚

Blog On!!

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. Sharique permalink
    July 19, 2006 10:50 AM

    exactly..”communication between terrorists” if thats the primary objective then why is blogspot banned in countries like pakistan and china?? it has also to do with the freedom of expression and the government is just using this as an excuse to hinder free exchange of ideas on political front.

  2. Abhi! permalink
    July 19, 2006 4:47 PM

    Hello, you’ve got some facts wrong.. the govt has not blocked blogspot or typepad or blah!! they have blocked “specific” blogs.. its the ISP’s who say its easier to block all blogs that have blocked the sites..

    Govt blocked only a few sites

  3. hamsinihttp://hamdamn.livejournal.com permalink
    July 19, 2006 5:00 PM

    All I can say is,blog on!

  4. July 19, 2006 6:23 PM

    @sharique:
    exactly!! but take a look at Abhi’s comment!! πŸ™‚

    @abhi:
    alrite – corrected! thanks! πŸ™‚

    @hamsini:
    roger!!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Sagarohttp://gapp.wordpress.com permalink
    July 19, 2006 6:55 PM

    @Abhi and Suraksha:
    11,000 blogs arent few blogs.

    @Suraksha:
    I wouldnt want to register with Blogger’s Collective Google group, not unless I am utterly jobless to go delete 15,000 emails only to find a new set of 15,000 emails storming my account every minute. And trust me most of the mails are like this “Hey guess what today morning I got up to sms my friend, and I couldnt. Does this mean the govt. has blocked smsing too” and this is followed by another hundred replies fantasizing a world without sms, by jobless freaks who desperately want to put enthu to get their lives fucked up.

    I would rather suggest people work on somethign useful, like the guy who developed pkblogs.com or such stuff. Or better shift to wordpress :p

  6. kausikram krishnasayee permalink
    July 19, 2006 6:57 PM

    i want ma blog back *cries like kid and throws doll on comp*

  7. Ramanujam permalink
    July 19, 2006 7:02 PM

    itz tiring to access thro pkblogs et all…as KK says,want them back 😦

  8. July 19, 2006 7:44 PM

    @sagaro:
    i didn’t say few blogs. anyway – am not moving to wordpress anytime soon – though i have an idea! πŸ˜€

    and the links were just info – register, don’t register – ur call!! i didn’t!! πŸ˜›

    @kausik
    😦 me wants unblocked blog back too!! waah!!

    @ramanujam:
    yeah….proxies and tunnels are tiring!! 😦 bleddy cretins!!! πŸ˜›

  9. sagaro permalink
    July 19, 2006 7:56 PM

    #Ramanujam:
    You no longer need to get tired accessing blogs thro pkblogs, the morons made a wiki to pitch in all ideas to view blogspot blogs, the chaps found it and banned pkblogs. So thats it, no more pkblogs, no more inblogs. and in another 24 hours all the other methods will be scrapped too. I must say even though the ISP guys are brainless, they know how to lookout for alternate modes and crub them too…

    @Kausik:
    YOU HAVE A DOLL??? :O.

    @Suraksha:
    Go hang :p

  10. July 19, 2006 8:06 PM

    @sagaro:
    this is MY blog. YOU go hang. πŸ˜›

  11. hamsinihttp://hamdamn.livejournal.com permalink
    July 19, 2006 8:10 PM

    I feel blessed..came to my moms office,so see if am able to access blogs from here, and guess what!!!:P

  12. July 19, 2006 8:17 PM

    @hamsini:
    and you can access?? bah!! go jump of a cliff or something!! :O πŸ˜›

  13. sagaro permalink
    July 19, 2006 8:35 PM

    @S:
    Brither kaga ithu kuda panamatiya ? πŸ˜›

  14. July 19, 2006 8:37 PM

    @sagaro:
    baby sis kaaga ni pannamatiya?? πŸ˜€

  15. Abhi! permalink
    July 20, 2006 4:00 AM

    @sagaro:

    11000 is few when compared to the number of blogs there are. Now dont ask me what tht figure is!

    @S:
    I could throw some more light on this issue, but not on a public forum. Even from campus, I could access blogspots. But now, i use pkblogs and it works:)

  16. July 20, 2006 10:41 AM

    @abhi:
    pkblogs works now!! :O though it didn’t work yday!! :O

  17. July 20, 2006 1:22 PM

    We live in a crazy country!

  18. July 20, 2006 2:20 PM

    @me:
    roger that!! πŸ™‚ crazy*crazy*crazy!! πŸ˜›

  19. Raytracer permalink
    July 21, 2006 1:21 AM

    Hey ya.. pkblogs wasnt working yday but now it’s ok.

    And just discovered Wikimapia today. Am going on a place marking spree πŸ˜‰

  20. July 21, 2006 2:26 PM

    @raytracer:
    yay!! πŸ™‚ wikimapia is awesome – me already marked a gazillion places!! πŸ˜›

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