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Facebook has been blocked in the UAE. [Feb. 3rd, 2008|09:14 am]
susan smitten
Facebook has been blocked in the UAE.

Edit: I read that it's unblocked again. There's a theory it was blocked to reduce traffic since service is compromised in the whole country. It's not my theory.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-02-03 09:38 pm (UTC)
The domain Myspace.com isn't blocked, but the other domains (where all the Myspace content actually is) are blocked.

LJ was sorta blocked for almost two years - no "SITE BLOCKED" screen of death, but it couldn't be loaded. It would immediately return a tcp error, as if it timed out. But it suddenly started working again, about a week ago.

The best thing about Facebook, here, is that people actually use it. The first couple of years I was here, people couldn't understand why I wanted to talk to people over the internet, and really couldn't comprehend that a lot of my best friends were people I knew first online. But everybody is inexplicably really into Facebook, so if I want to share pictures or anything, it has to be on Facebook if I want people to actually see them.
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