Buddha Patriot

A Classically Liberal Neoconservative Tibetan Buddhist from the Midwest

Monday, December 17, 2007

Censorship and Coffee. . .I see a pattern here. . .

They told us that if George Bush was reelected, political speech on the internet would be censored- and they were right!!

Mitch_Berg had a similar incident happen to him about a month ago (also at Dunn Bros. Coffee).

Does this look familiar to you?:

Access to the page: http://www.instapundit.com ... has been denied for the
following reason: Banned combination phrase found. You are seeing this error
because what you attempted to access appears to contain, or is labeled as
containing, material that has been deemed inappropriate. If you have any queries
contact your ICT Co-ordinator or Network Manager. Powered by DansGuardian

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Japan's Bloggers: Humble_Giants_of_the_Web

TOKYO -- Compared to the English-speaking world, the Japanese have gone blog
wild. They write Web logs at per capita rates that are off the global charts.

I didn't particularly like this part, though:

Blogging in Japan, though, is a far tamer beast than in the United States and
the rest of the English-speaking world. Japan's conformist culture has embraced a technology that Americans often use for abrasive self-promotion and refashioned
it as a soothingly nonconfrontational medium for getting along.

Otherwise a very interesting article.