By now, many people have heard of the implementation of China’s “Citizen Scores” that has been makingrounds. I become curious and did some investigation of my own.
As a boy scout as a kid, we used to play a game around campfire. The adult would form two teams and make two lines with 10 kids. He would the whisper the same exact message to first kid of the two teams, whereby they would repeat it to the next kid and so on until the last kid have to write the message down on paper. We always have a good laugh what comes out at the end compared to what went in.
“Citizen Score” is what happens when official news gets reposted, added with the journalist opinions, mixed in some new information (relevant or not), and repeated the process 10 times. To make it worst, most journalists in the process didn’t bother to, or was not able to do fact checking as the source is in Chinese. Read the rest of this entry »
The current (jan 1st, 2007) figure for 2005 is 175.52 million addresses. Together with adjustments for earlier years, this brings the total addresses available to almost exactly 1.3 billion, down from 1468.61 million a year ago. This is out of 3706.65 million usable IPv4 addresses, so 2407.11 million addresses are currently given out to either end-users or Internet Service Providers.
Lets also put a stop the myth that “MIT has more IP addresses of whole of China”, something that is no longer true for a couple of years. Yet sadly, some still chant it, as recently as a couple of weeks ago by a NUS lecturer that I immediately put a stop to.
China is the 4th largest IP holder now after US, JP and EU.
Just learn that FCC is going to issue a Notice of Inquire on Network Neutrality from (via Kevin Werbach). Went digging around at FCC site but couldnt find any yet and definitely not on the FCC open forum.
Kevin said, “I actually think the FCC would be the better place to address Net Neutrality issues, but I’m skeptical this proceeding will go anywhere with the current FCC leadership.”
Like Kevin, I am skeptical with the current FCC leadership under Kevin Martin. I am also not certain Congress will do a better job either especially Congressional Election is a few weeks away.
It would be an interesting excerise to dig through the congressional electrion donations and see which companies have donated to who however.
I just found a Youtube clone in in China called 6rooms. It is so damn close that I thought it is Youtube the first time I saw it on Chinese blog until I saw the URL. In fact, after using it for a while, I think it is even better than Youtube!
Love what they did using AJAX on the site! It has all the Web 2.0 elements, AJAX, tags, Blog friendly, etc etc. Very cool!
I am going to have fun surfing the sites looking for Chinese clips.
Check out this movie preview made by a batch of 14 years olds. The power of creativity and technology :-)