You'll find this interesting:
I'm unable to get any page with a YouTube link to display the player. The notice that comes up (inside the player sub-window) is that "The connection was reset while the page was loading." Suggestions for remedies are
- "The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
- "If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
- "If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web."
I figure the explanation lies in #3.
China's internet connections to the world-wide web run through Hong Kong (now under PRC control), and the Chinese authorities have taken steps to prevent their children (i.e., citizens) from accessing politically objectionable content by constructing a huge firewall there. Evidently YouTube won't do the censoring for them, so they just censor YouTube.
When I first logged on and called up my browser, your blog home page came right up (as the designated home page). But after a couple of days, I get the same notice as with YouTube.
This indicates that some busy little bureaucrat got notice that a computer somewhere in a Chinese hotel was accessing a new site that needed to be checked out, and the checker-outer assigned to the case came to the conclusion that your site wasn't proper nourishment for the 1.3-billion-plus citizens of China.
How's that for an historical irony, for an old Maoist? Evidently your website ain't fit for the kiddies in the country where the 100-yuan note still carries Mao's portrait!
|Hold firmly to both the gun and Mao Tse Tung Thought!"|
Things have considerably loosened up hereabouts (for one thing, the
On the other hand, look at it this way: your blog is on a par with YouTube!