Codebreaker

China blocking Foursquare

John Moe Jun 4, 2010

China is blocking the mobile social media service Foursquare. People using/playing Foursquare use mobile devices to “check in” wherever they go and earn points or discounts as a result. The block may be related to a dramatic increase in people checking in at Tiananmen Square, site of the massacre which happened around this time in 1989. The check-ins are a form of protest.

 

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