I accidentally typed in a Livejournal URL without feeding it through a web proxy just now, and, miraculously, the page loaded! Livejournal, an easy-to-use blog system popular with non-geeks, was blocked in China in March. It’s still unclear why it was targeted, after all, no known political activists or dissidents had Livejournal pages (maybe it lowered their street cred? It wouldn’t do to have cutesy mood icons on a post demanding democracy, after all) and the service was mainly popular with foreigners. In any case, now that it appears to be unblocked, LJ users can log on and read those ‘friends-only’ posts they couldn’t access through a proxy. Get going!