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Blogging the Olympics--sort of

Cue the fanfare music... Dim the stadium lights. Ok, ok, launch the doves, LAUNCH THE DOVES! Cue the interpretive dancers... Bring out the elderly 15th duchess of Craptenstein. The IOC has an announcement to make.

From: Linky here

In a series of guidelines, the IOC said blogging would be allowed during the Beijing 2008 Olympics as long as individuals writing the journals keep within the IOC format.

"The IOC considers blogging... as a legitimate form of personal expression and not a form of journalism," the IOC said.

Blogging is only "personal expression", which can be squashed to stroke corporate overlords, and placate communist dictators.

[editor's note, by chris] Anyone going to Beijing? The Cafe is HUGE in China. Also, contact me and I'll help find some anti-CCP websites you should be sure to access while on premises.

Update [2008-2-17 12:16:58 by chris]: Does anyone else think this is a ploy by the locals to control content? "Here, use our T1 line. Oh, and if the cursor starts moving when you're not touching anything, don't worry, it's nothing."

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