Isaac Mao on the BBS problem in China

I did a panel today with Rebecca MacKinnon in Our Nation’s Capital, in
which she told the story of the recent bulletin board system crack-down
in China.  She mentioned the Isaac Mao version of the story, as told at Global Voices
I was also struck by Rebecca’s notation that the protest that ensued
was recorded in images by citizen journalists — memorialized at flickr, tag = smth — but no one in the MSM.  Pretty striking.

Separately, though inspired by the same set of facts: the BBS example
is yet another story that suggests to me that we at the OpenNet
should continuously seek to expand the types of enumeration
and analysis that we conduct.

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