Just a few days ago I read about yet another bit of unbelievable Internet censorship coming out of China. It seems they have decided to eliminate access to the popular blogging site LiveJournal – effectively shutting down access to 1.8 million blogs!
This got me thinking. Given that I routinely report on Chinese abuses I wondered how many – if any – of my readers were coming from China.
For those of you who are not aware, Web servers collect various generic statistics such as the IP address of visitors. These IPs can be traced back to the country of origin and I can view a report of where visitors are coming from.
As you can see in the attached image I haven’t had a single visitor from China. This simply cannot be a coincidence.