I did a panel today with Rebecca MacKinnon in Our Nation’s Capital, in
which she told the story of the recent bulletin board system crack-down
in China. She mentioned the Isaac Mao version of the story, as told at Global Voices.
I was also struck by Rebecca’s notation that the protest that ensued
was recorded in images by citizen journalists — memorialized at flickr, tag = smth — but no one in the MSM. Pretty striking.
Separately, though inspired by the same set of facts: the BBS example
is yet another story that suggests to me that we at the OpenNet
Initiative should continuously seek to expand the types of enumeration
and analysis that we conduct.