Friday, October 24, 2008

Sorry, this is going to be off-topic but it is important

I am writing this post and two previous posts with the help of a proxy server because Blogger (and everything on *.blogspot.com) is banned in Turkey as of today afternoon. Here is a little detail and a screenshot: http://visnum.com/bloggercom-blogspot-banned-in-turkey/

So, that means I cannot reach my blog on blogspot directly. That also means that I cannot easily reach to your blogs if you are using blogspot. Of course I can follow you via an RSS reader beacuse RSS readers fetch your blogposts and show them elsewhere.

Anyway, just a quick note to let you know... And if you want to help spread the word and resist to this censorship, maybe you can blog about it. If you are a digg user, why not go and digg the story? http://digg.com/world_news/Blogger_com_banned_in_Turkey

It is possible that I can't find a working proxy sometimes and when I want to comment on your blog post, I may comment later. That's it for now but the reason you can read those lines now is that I am a geek. There are tens of thousands of people in Turkey who are not that geek. And their blogs are in Turkish, targeting Turkish people. They suddenly felt disconnected.

Anyway, sorry for interrupting the flow of Chaos Magick blog with this off-topic post but I felt the need to inform you.

5 comments:

badwitch said...

I am so sorry to hear about your problems. You can read my blog at www.badwitch.co.uk, although I am not sure if the fact that my blog is also connected to blogger will affect your ability to use my main blog address.

badwitch said...

Hi again - I hope you don't mind but I have copied your post and quoted it in full on my Livejournal account. I agree it wouuld be good if lots of people know about this issue.

chaos-magick said...

no problem badwitch. thank you very much for posting this.

dedroidify said...

Hey, best of luck over there, censorship really sucks. Glad you can find a way to keep up your posts.

chaos-magick said...

thank you for your support. blogger ban has been lifted now.

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