Video: From China, to Flickr

This month, the popular photo-sharing site Flickr expanded its hosting services to video. So far, nearly 400 videos have been geotagged from China, which you can view by clicking on the map below: Flickr video limits users to...

Bloggers in China Fed Up With GFW

Several China-based bloggers are reporting that Yahoo is not accessible in China. According to it is blocked, though Peking Duck reports it has come back in Beijing just now. The block on Flickr has apparently been stepped up as well, according to Sinosplice and Shanghaiist. Jottings From a Granite Studio quotes Thomas Jefferson (“An […]

Tips on Subverting China’s Censorship of Flickr – Stephen Shankland

From CNET … China is blocking only Flickr’s images, Butterfield said in an interview here Tuesday during a party to celebrate the company’s expansion beyond the English-speaking world and the launch of the 24 Hours of Flickr book. The way in which the country is doing so means that the Firefox Web browser, augmented […]

China Blocking Access to Flickr – Daily Tech

One of the most popular photo sites, Flickr is blocked in China. Why? More from Daily Tech: The web site Flickr, a popular photo sharing web site owned by Yahoo, has been banned by the Chinese government. Even though Flickr has not received official word from the government over possibly being blocked, users confirmed they […]

Flickr Investigates Blocking of Images in China – Juan Carlos Perez

From PC World: Flickr officials have no doubt that China is blocking their photo sharing site’s images and the company is trying hard to figure out why this is happening and how it can be resolved. “We’re still investigating. There isn’t an ‘800’ number you can call to register your complaint,” Flickr co-founder and General […]

Flickr Filtered – John Kennedy

From Global Voices: The distinct 2.0ness with which an unprecedented environmental protest was carried out last week in southern China’s seaside Xiamen city seems to have resulted, as of June 7, in the service of two websites key to the exclusive blog coverage of the event being disrupted:, where live updates from the streets […]

Flickr Targets Hong Kong Market – BBC

From BBC News: Popular photo-sharing site Flickr has announced plans to launch a version in the Chinese language. The move from Yahoo-owned Flickr is part of its attempts to localise and increase the accessibility of its websites, especially in Asia. The site, using traditional Chinese characters, will initially target users in Hong Kong. The next […]

Submit your photos to CDT

CDT wants your photos of China to include in the CDT slideshow on flickr. When you upload photos onto flickr, just add a tag called “chinadigitaltimes,” and they will appear in the CDT slideshow. We will provide a link to the slideshow on the front page of CDT, so all CDT readers can enjoy your […]



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