I first became aware of the “Great Firewall” some time ago, and then more recently when I saw several bloggers doing a comparative study of the results of google image for the search term “Tiananmen Square”. Here’s the image that made the rounds:
(image sourced from here)
Recently I’ve been working with a PhD student who is doing a fascinating study of blogging practices in China and how they are beginning to break down this firewall (or not, as the case may be). And in my efforts to find a few sources to support him, I came across this amazing post from Whats New Media?
This post has links to all sorts of discussions about Chinese culture, censorship and the internet.