Blogspot blocked, a challange to blogger
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006 by Gautam Kishore | E-mail this post
Indian govt. has put a ban on all blogspot sites earlier on 17th of this month. The reason they provide for the ban was kinda ridiculous as they say, there were some blogs used to provide terrorists with some info and some of the blogs were publishing some not-too-friendly articles.
Not only blogspot, they blocked even typepad and geocities too. Afterwards, the govt. said they told BSNL
(Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the indian govt. telecomm. company) to ban only the 22 blogs which were in the list provided by intelligence. But, the BSNL
never worried about the other blogs or they weren't so expert to ban only those 22 subdomains and they just blocked the whole domain name (Blogspot
When we search over the internet for indian bloggers' profiles
, we get about 114,000 profiles.
So, 114,000 people in india and millions of their blog visitors were affected due to these 22 blogs and the stupidity of BSNL.
We can realize the sentiments and businesses of bloggers got affected by this action at Digg
, Boing Boing
, Google News
and thousands of blogs
and user groups like yahoo and google groups too.
Due to this ban and being an indian, i was also not able to update or even check my blog GoogleLogs .
Finally today the ban is lifted and im thankful to indian govt. as well as BSNL for this pity on us bloggers.
I wil keep updating Google Logs
like always and will keep providing you great news and plans right from inside google and outside too. Thanks visitors for visiting and increasing PR(google pagerank) :) keep visiting.