Foursquare in China shut down by Tian’anmen Square.

Foursquare in China shut down by Tian’anmen Square.

Sometimes life in our multi-sided box that we call the Internet gets a bit too real.  This is one of those times.

Censors in China have blocked Foursquare, allegedly due to too many check-ins from Tian’anmen Square.  Though this location might seem innocuous to many of us, there is a grass roots movement in China among Foursquare users to check in from the location as a show of solidarity for the events of 1989.

Another conference. “Great.”

This one’s different, trust us. Our new event for New York is focused on quality, not quantity.

China is well-known for blocking access to any service that would allow dissent to be spread.  As you may remember, China blocked access to Google services just a few short weeks ago.

We’ve contacted Foursquare, and are awaiting comment. We’ll let you know what, if anything, we hear.

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