YouTube in China
With rumors floating around that Youtube might be taken down until it can be harmonized, it’s a good time to reflect on what Youtube means to me, and probably to a huge number of expats in China (especially Americans).
YouTube vs. Blogs
A choice between access to my favorite three blogs and YouTube would be a difficult decision (but in the end I’d go with the blogs b/c of their greater amount of information). So it’s no wonder that cutting off access to YouTube, something that has happened before and may happen again soon in a China near you, pisses me off. What about you?
YouTube in China: A Lifeline
YouTube is not just a form of entertainment, or even freedom (the freedom to communicate with many others and see the ideas of others in video, free speech at its finest) – it’s a lifeline back home.
It’s a way of experiencing all of the changes taking place w/o having to be there. A way to keep strongly in tune with the times. And it’s great.
Don’t take away YouTube, China, or you might have a revolt on your hands.