Has the Internet been erratic lately in China?

November 20, 2010, 01:41 AM posted in General Discussion

I don't know if it is just my Internet provider, but lately this and that website will stop working, and then they will work, but then this and that other website stops working.  Come to think about it, this also happens at my work--not just at home.  Anyway, all the while, google seems very glitchy.  (I'm about to give up on google and use bing.)  Sure, websites being problematic is always a problem in China, but it just seems much worse to me lately.  Anybody experiencing the same thing?

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November 20, 2010, 02:51 AM

I haven't experienced these problems.

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Then maybe it is just my little section of Shanghai. Hmmm...

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I live in the Washington DC area and I also experience problems now and then. For example, on Thursday night my Google mail was down for several hours.

Facebook has been flaky too, but the company is always tinkering with it, changing this and that, can't leave well enough alone, and so I think that messes things up.

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November 20, 2010, 12:03 PM

I have not noticed a particular problem with the Internet although Google is sometimes not available on the first click (that's a mystery), and lately it annoying goes to google.com (which isn't available) even though my default is google.com.au. I have been then going to google.com.au manually - but I think this is a browser (Chrome) feature, not google.

I just paid my Internet today so I should be good for a while.

We have been shopping in computer markets today - I asked about the little 小小的 (like a PDA) digital TVs that I posted about recently. I was offered one for 780 RMB (I was not bargaining) - there are currently 11 digital high definition stations available here I was told. Bought a cute little external stereo speaker device instead - takes an SD card or plugs into you laptop and runs off a phone battery or AC power. 75 rmb. Oh, and it a radio too - I miss having a radio; be able to get back to listening to talkback. [If you get sick of the Internet.]