Now that our respected leaders have scared away Team Anna which has dug itself a trench and jumped into it … News has been boring. There are no threatened bans on Facebook and Google, even though Blogger is quietly putting its shop in order. I read this at the Blogger faq site recently
Why does my blog redirect to a country-specific URL?
Q: Why am I seeing a URL change?
A: Over the coming weeks you might notice that the URL of a blog you’re reading has been redirected to a country-code top level domain, or “ccTLD.” For example, if you’re in Australia and viewing [blogname].blogspot.com, you might be redirected [blogname].blogspot.com.au. A ccTLD, when it appears, corresponds with the country of the reader’s current location.
Q: Where will I see this change?
A: We routinely launch limited updates, so in the coming months you will see ccTLDs in additional countries.
Q: Why is this happening?
A: Migrating to localized domains will allow us to continue promoting free expression and responsible publishing while providing greater flexibility in complying with valid removal requests pursuant to local law. By utilizing ccTLDs, content removals can be managed on a per country basis, which will limit their impact to the smallest number of readers. Content removed due to a specific country’s law will only be removed from the relevant ccTLD.
Q: How will this change affect my blog?
A: Blog owners should not see any visible differences to their blog other than the URL redirecting to a ccTLD. URLs of custom domains will be unaffected.
So, effectively we are being grouped into country specific groups … so that we can be censored ..
This is really bad news – I thought that at last the world was shrinking, and information was not in the hands of a select few … It can only get worse. Even News Hour has lost its flavor … same old politicians mouthing lines they dont mean – Oh and I am not talking about Mulayam Singh offering jobs to rape victims! Can you imagine the number of improvished families pushing their women to get raped or else? And can you imagine the pressure on the cops to produce “Rape Certificates” genuine or forged? Silly times …
The only thing that put a smile to my face was Shah Rukh Khan slapping Shirish Kunder and Amul topping it with this ad
Trust Shah Rukh Khan to cheer me up