CHINA VS. THE BLOGOSPHERE: I’ve gotten several emails to the effect that China is blocking all blogspot sites. Here’s one post on the subject, and here’s another. Apparently, since blogspot access is blocked, people in China with blogspot blogs can still post via Blogger (which isn’t blocked) but can’t see their own sites.

This gives you some idea of either (1) the unimpressive degree of Chinese technical competence; or (2) what the Chinese are actually afraid of.

UPDATE: Mark Kleiman has some thoughts.