O&M Blocked

18 September 2006 at 5:37 am 5 comments

| Nicolai Foss |

I have just been informed by an avid O&M reader of Chinese nationality that upon his return to China a few days ago he found that O&M has been blocked by the Chinese authorities.  Marginal Revolution, on the other hand, has not been blocked. Peter and I have long been wondering about the differences in the size of the readership of O&M and MR. We now have the explanation.

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  • 1. Jung-Chin Shen  |  18 September 2006 at 9:28 am

    Is it simply due to the size of the readership? I know many, if not most, Taiwanese websites are blocked by Chinese government, but it is difficult for me to find a consistent standard behind the censorship. Some largely pro-China websites in Taiwan, though few, are also blocked by the authorities. Perhaps the authority consists of a group of bounded rational workers facing coordination problems and conflicting orders and objectives. ;-)

  • 2. Nicolai Foss  |  18 September 2006 at 9:37 am

    Jung-Chin, What I meant is: We have relatively few readers (approx. 500 on a daily basis), because those darn commies block us! ;-)

  • 3. Anon  |  18 September 2006 at 12:36 pm

    can this work?

    Access Blogspot Banned

  • 4. Anon  |  18 September 2006 at 12:38 pm

    If so, there should be a wordpress one at least…

  • 5. Peter Klein  |  18 September 2006 at 9:49 pm

    Much as I’d like to believe that we’re blocked because the Chinese authorities view us (and not Marginal Revolution) as a grave threat, apparently the problem is that the entire wordpress.com domain is blocked. If we weren’t so lazy (sorry: I mean, if our opportunity costs weren’t so high) we’d take the time to install the blogging software on our own site, rather than let wordpress host it for us. (As a friend of mine put it: “Your domain is such-and-such-dot-wordpress-com? That’s _so_ 2003!”)

    I understand that Chinese readers can get around this by using a proxy server or anonymizer.

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