There’s another way to get around the Great Fire Wall of China
It seems there is another way avoid the Great Firewall of China. But it’s not exactly the easiest thing on the eyes. You still want to know it? Read on… carefully.
Wait a Minute… What is The Great Firewall of China?
You probably know what the Great Firewall of China is. If not, though, just think of it as a big flaming wall keeping anyone in China from seeing what the Chinese government believes they should not be seeing on the Internet. If you are trying to access sites that are blocked, there are many methods for getting around the firewall as Ryan writes about at Lost Laowai.
2 Ways to Avoid the Gaze of The Great Firewall of China
On the other hand, you might just want to avoid having the Great Firewall of China stumble in between you and your site in the first place. Here are a couple of possible methods:
- Use this wordpress plugin.
- Use the character above and below, as described below:
â€«â€¬â€â€®â€ªâ€«â€¬â€â€®Ò‰You see… all you have to do (I think) is to use the symbol to the right at the beginning of any paragraph, title, or sentence, and your writing will come out backwards. Now, I’m not sure how the search engines index this kind of thing, so maybe I’m completely wrong.
â€«â€¬â€â€®â€ªâ€«â€¬â€â€®Ò‰But if I’m right, all you have to do is copy and paste the symbol to the right, and you are well on your way to confusing the heck out of your readers. Good luck, young China Firewall hopper.
What do you think?
(Note: This (second) method is more for amusement purposes than actually getting around the Great Firewall of China. It seems likely that Google will still index this backwards text, and it probably still gets seen by the appropriate firewall workers if you say something out of line. Be careful!)
Update: At least Google indexes this type of backwards-text correctly, filters from The Great Firewall of China probably do as well. See the image above for proof.