Humor: Facebook & the “Four Ancient Civilizations”
Facebook’s pending IPO is a hot topic in Chinese cyberspace, even though (or maybe because) Facebook is blocked inside the country. The following conversations and comments are translated from Sina Weibo:
- A female colleague just came back from a blind date. She is quite excited. She said to me, this man is quite accomplished. He is just over thirty and is already the Chief Manager of the China Office of the Facebook. I said to her: grab him, don’t miss this one.
Following are some of the comments under this post:
- We are in the same business then. I am the CEO of the China office of Youtube*.
- I won’t tell you that I am the chief representative of the China office of Twitter*.
- I am exactly 30 this year. My father is the Commander-in-Chief of Mongolia’s Navy.
- Facebook’s prospectus has listed four countries which limited their citizens to visit their website: Syria, Iran, China, and North Korea. These are what in history books will be called the “four ancient civilizations.”
- The acronym [of the "four ancient civilizations"] is SICK.
- The sin of Facebook is that it lets people meet whom they want to meet. The sin of Twitter is that it lets people say what they want to say. The sin of Google is that it lets people know what they want to know. The sin of YouTube is that it lets people show the reality which needs to be shown. Almost all the world’s top ten websites are blocked in China. Why do we want to be the enemy of those technologies that have changed the world?
* [YouTube and Twitter are also blocked inside China]