Category: Social Media

How to Unblock Facebook in China!

“The Great Firewall of China”. “The Golden Shield”. These are just a couple of terms that have been used to describe the methods used by the Chinese government to regulate and censor the Internet. A vast array of websites and services readily available in the United States, United Kingdom, and less restricted areas of the…




Will Turkey Block Twitter AGAIN? Sure

The Internet situation in Turkey has been very unstable in 2014 with temporary banning of sites like Twitter and YouTube. One could argue that there is no reasonable way to anticipate what the Internet landscape will look like in Turkey from one day to the next. Anyone that anticipates being in Turkey for an extended…




The China Firewall and VPNs

The Great Wall of China is an amazing piece of architecture. It is so monumental that it can even be seen from space. But did you know that there is another wall, an invisible one, which surrounds the entire country? We’re talking about the Great Firewall of China. Perhaps no other country has pushed the…




VPN to unblock Facebook, Twitter & Youtube

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are three of the most-visited websites in the world, but did you know that in some areas of the world these services continue to be censored or blocked entirely? That can be bad news if you happen to be traveling or working in an area where these sites are restricted. Using…




Accessing Blogs with a VPN

Blogs are the hallmark of new media. Bloggers the world over are using this platform to express their political views, provide up-to-date news in real time, and interact socially with the rest of the world. Unfortunately, many relevant blogs are becoming inaccessible in some parts of the world due to Internet censorship. Thankfully, a VPN…




VPN Download – Is it Necessary to Download a VPN?

One of the biggest misconceptions about private Internet browsing is that a VPN download is required in order to start using the service. This is incorrect, and you don’t need to download a VPN at all. Let’s take a closer look and clear up some common fallacies about private Internet access and how it works….




What can Edward Snowden Teach us about using a VPN?

Edward Snowden has become a household name in many countries throughout the world due to his revelations about how the US monitors Internet activity. As Edward Snowden continues to seek asylum from multiple nations, his story is a valuable lesson for anyone thinking about protecting their Internet freedom with a VPN. The reality of Internet…




Iran may have blocked Facebook & Twitter for a day

TEHRAN, Iran — A moderate challenger to hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemned the authorities on Monday for blocking access to the Facebook social networking site ahead of the June 12 presidential election. With the Internet playing a mounting role in political debate, authorities have curbed access to political, human rights and news websites, and blocked…




Orkut & Accessing Orkut When Blocked

Orkut is a social networking site created by Orkut Büyükkökten, a Google employee. Google is now the most widely used search engine in the United States, and Orkut owes it’s success to Google’s previous accomplishments. Although, not as popular in the United States as Facebook and Myspace, the majority of their users are from India and Brazil. Nearly…




YouTube & Accessing YouTube When Blocked

YouTube is notoriously popular. Created in 2005 by three former Paypal employees, YouTube is now one of the most famous streaming video sites ever created. To give you an idea about the immensity of YouTube, there are now 100 million viewers and 14.8 billion videos viewed to date. YouTube is a multi-faceted video exhibition that focuses primarily…