As you probably already know, China has blocked access to Twitter, Flickr and even YouTube to their internet users. That is some kind of their law or someting like that… But recently there were people who said that China does not only block those websites but also blogs and websites that write about whole this banning and blocking thing are being blocked by the Great Firewall of China.
As soon as you hear this, I’m sure you would like to know if your website, by any chance (even if you didn’ write about it), might be blocked so visitors from China can’t come to your site. Remember how many internet users China have? It’s surely not a small number, so it’s worth checking. But it’s also easy and fast, just a couple of clicks and you’re done!
The Golden Shield Project (also known as the Great Firewall of China) is owned by the Government of China (MPS) and was started in 1998. The firewall system blocks website content by preventing IP addresses from being routed through and consists of standard firewall and proxy servers at the Internet gateways of China’s ISPs. The banning of websites is mostly uncoordinated and ad-hoc, with some web sites being blocked from one city and the same web sites being allowed from other cities and vice versa. (For even more details about this, see this article on Wikipedia here).
Here are the test results for Gnoted.com – it seems GnoteD is not blocked in China.
Below is the link of the web service where you can check if your website is blocked in China. Just type the url of your site and you will see the results as shown above.