Meanwhile, the Chinese have put in place a huge barrier to private internet development by requiring in-person registration, with an ID, to register a domain name.
China is being unusually assertive globally right now, on everything from arms sales to Taiwan to Obama meeting the Dalai Lama. They have started selling off U.S. bonds in what some interpret as a long-feared political move
4Chan is intersting cause it's both straight out of a 80s cypberpunk novel and also far, far stranger than they could have expected. A group of social misfits using the internet as a tool for random pranks and political action and absurdist events just cause they can? No way that would get past an editor. Things in fiction have to make sense.
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