I’ve had a MySpace profile for a while, that I never use and the friends I was supposed to use it to keep in touch with never hear from me on it and send me sarcastic messages I read 9 months later. I decided the new MySpace China launch was a good excuse to go in and add a bit of Chinese (but not talk to my friends – I’d feel like a tease).
Let’s see what happens. I’ll add “Free Tibet” in Dallas to my .com list and see if she shows up on the Chinese side. Uh huh… yes, I really do… click… oh crap, she has to add me back before she appears on my site. I forgot. I have no time to wait for this nice lady. I don’t really have any such people as friends already… ugh, now I’ll have to delete her and she’ll get mad… I hate social networking.
Let’s try searching MySpace.cn for the Falun Gong. Right, that didn’t work. GFWed. OK, “Free Tibet”. That’ll never… sweet Avalokitesvara! Identical results in both .com and .cn?? This ain’t gonna last past beta, people. Of course, I hasten to point out, as I have in previous posts, that none of the “Free Tibet” pages appear to have any Chinese written on them. Way to be prepared guys. Let’s try some more prepared propagandists. “Nine commentaries”… 457 results! Let’s see, I can see this one, and this one… oh, oh, wait, I’ve gotten some kind of warning! Oh… it’s the maintenance warning. To be fair, I’ve seen that on the .com site the last few days (and not when viewing dastardly splittist cult MySpace pages). Oh god, I can see /RepublicofChina’s page discussing the nine commentaries?
Uh, Rupert and Wendi? Good frackin’ luck. This will just burn either way guys.