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Greetings to Chinese bloggers!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 by Dave Winer.

Twenty years ago today -- the Tiananmen Square Uprising in China. There were no blogs that day, but things have certainly changed. Permalink to this paragraph

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Now so many blogs and social media sites are blocked in China. Permalink to this paragraph

Here's a tool that helps you determine if your site is blocked. Permalink to this paragraph

http://www.websitepulse.com/help/testtools.china-test.html  Permalink to this paragraph

If you discover anything interesting, feel free to report in a comment here. Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

"The protoblogger." - NY Times.

"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

One of BusinessWeek's 25 Most Influential People on the Web.

"Helped popularize blogging, podcasting and RSS." - Time.

"The father of blogging and RSS." - BBC.

"RSS was born in 1997 out of the confluence of Dave Winer's 'Really Simple Syndication' technology, used to push out blog updates, and Netscape's 'Rich Site Summary', which allowed users to create custom Netscape home pages with regularly updated data flows." - Tim O'Reilly.


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