We got in to the office today, logged on to check our Yahoo! Mail and then … nothing! The page wouldn’t load. Imagine our dismay when we quickly attempted to load Yahoo! Chess, only for it to end in failure as well.
Our worst fears were confirmed by a visit to greatfirewallofchina.org which summarily flashed ‘BLOCKED’ on the screen.
A crawl through Google Blogsearch (
since Technorati’s been blocked too) revealed this post, published 12 hours ago, also saying that Yahoo.com access had been stopped. A comment on the post says that there’s no access in Shenzhen either.
Rebecca Mackinnon and other GFW watchers, where are you? GFW police: Fine, take Yahoo, but leave Google!
Update 2: All is well. Yahoo seems to be working fine now.