Net Nanny Follies
Posted by Alice Xin Liu on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 6:02 PM
A few days ago the server for the translation website, Yeeyan.com, was down. Today it was confirmed that Yeeyan.com had been shut down. The Guardian reports:
Apart from being a partner with The Guardian, Yeeyan has been around for two and a half years and is well-known for its translation of content from the English press. In an interview with Danwei this year, one of Yeeyan's founders, Jiamin, talked about its beginnings:
Today, well-known Chinese bloggers such as Lao Luo (though only one line) have made posts about Yeeyan being "harmonized."
An article from Donews, a website about information technology, cites Jiamin's reaction to Yeeyan's closure:
The Yeeyan Guardian pages displays "Address Not Found" and the original Yeeyan site is also down, but there is a letter of thanks and apology on its front page. A section of it, credited to the Yeeyan team, says:
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