Thursday, September 25, 2008
Internet in Saudi
I have a Saudi IP address, which blocks me from using websites like Pandora and from accessing a number of websites deemed inappropriate by local authorities. It also means that when I go to my usual complement of websites, I get ads in Arabic. They're hilarious. My personal favorite so far is one telling me that I've won, not a free iPod or a laptop or something, but a US green card. Close runner-ups are the marriage ads on Facebook and the places where ads should be, on websites like Wonkette, but are blocked because of inappropriate content.