Media and Advertising

Massage Milk's disappearance: an April Fool's joke?

In an interview last night, Massage Milk told Danwei that his blog's disappearance was an early April Fool's joke (see earlier Danwei story for the background).

Hmm.

Milk Pig, another blog reported to have been disappereared, is also back in action. Both Massage Milk and Milk Pig are hosted on Yculblog.com. However the third blog mentioned in yesterday's Danwei report, Pro State in Flames is still not functioning.

Hmm.

In the meantime, the BBC has reported the story: China shuts down outspoken blog.

UPDATE: Contacted by telephone for an explanation, a Yculblog.com representative had this to say: "No comment".

Hmm. 有时候我真TM不懂这江湖的规矩。

UPDATE 2: According to Danwei sources, Pro State in Flames will be online again shortly. 真TM不懂!

UPDATE 3: On Sunday March 12, Pro State in Flames is still unavailable.

China Media Timeline
Major media events over the last three decades
Danwei Model Workers
The latest recommended blogs and new media
laomo2010x80.jpg
From 2008
Front Page of the Day
A different newspaper every weekday
From the Vault
Classic Danwei posts
+ Culture and corporate propaganda in Soho Xiaobao (2007.11): Mid-2007 issues of Soho Xiaobao (SOHO小报), illustrating the complicated identity of in-house magazines run by real estate companies.
+ Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship (2010.03): Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship at an officially sanctioned meeting in Shenzhen.
+ Crowd-sourced cheating on the 2010 gaokao (2010.06): A student in Sichuan seeks help with the ancient Chinese section of this year's college entrance exam -- while the test is going on!
Danwei Archives