Argh, how are office workers supposed to be unproductive with these two landmark sites blocked!
Apparently Flickr has nude pictures and can be considered a dating site which is against the principles of the country..
Argh can’t upload my pictures to flickr, can’t do shit…bored, can’t browse flickr, can’t check my comments..
Want to watch some videos on Youtube? In Dubai? Hah! Think again..
Dubai has a big thing against social networking sites and sites that encourage user interaction..
Apparently the UAE had a really big community of flickr users and a lot of them liked to post nude pics of themselves…this led to the ban.
Flickr and YouTube are apparently inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates.
Along with Boingboing, Skype which is also blocked..
They actually put people in prison for trying or succeeding to avoid the proxy…so I probably won’t be trying that.
Anyway other than that…it’s fucking hot here, the hotel is shit and the shower doesn’t work properly, the cleaners put the aircon to 11 degrees everyday when they clean the room so when I walk in it’s like the artic.
And it’s hot.