I was catching up with my Global Voices Online reading today and found a few links about the web and Internet usage around the world that I thought were interesting.
(Yes, I did a lot reading today. I’ve started to use my lunch break to catch up. If I didn’t do that, I would be so far behind. For those who do a lot of writing, when and where do you read?)
- As the ordeal between Google and the Chinese government continues, it is the Internet users of China who will suffer the most.
- In Venezuela, another government may be considering how to put a clamp on Internet or restricting what can and cannot be published online.
- In Iran, bloggers continue to be arrested for expressing themselves and fighting against the Iranian government’s web filtering initiatives.
- And last but not least, Russian media is reporting that inmates in the Russian prison system have taken to using social media sites to pass the time.
I find it amazing how different governments are trying to hinder the people from going online or using the Internet to its full capability. I think they either don’t know, or they are scared.