When I was in Thailand, I promised to my fellows and colleagues that I would keep in touch with them via Facebook. They didn’t believe me since it was blocked in China. But I reassured them that I would think out a way to go over the “firewall” and say hello to them on the social media web.
“Tang ,I sincerely trust you; but how can you access a blocked web?”
“No worry. Many people are using Facebook in my country. We can do that.“
However, I find I was over-confident. During the past two months, I tried every means to land on Facebook, only to find they were all useless. Every time I tried new software, there would be an automatically upgraded “firewall” in my computer. I know my government is very powerful; but I didn’t know they were so powerful!
Do I have to say goodbye to Facebook, or I should go to another country if I want to say hello to my friends all over the world?
Now I can never be confident about my Facebook now. I guess the seemingly powerful government is in fact not that confident either. If not, why is it scared by a social media?
I am disappointed not only because I cannot keep my word, but I find it difficult to understand an economically-open country has to be so conservative in communication. I’m not fond of socialization, but I will be happier if I have the freedom to talk to anybody when I’m willing to.