Blog*Spot blocked in China

It looks like China has blocked access to Blog*Spot sites. Hopefully this is only temporary and perhaps some folks can migrate to different hosts. When we were first developing Blogger I remember saying, "Wouldn't it be cool if people got blogs in China and even if the government tried to censor them, they wouldn't be able to because we'd have all their content here in the US?" Alas, that was pre-Blog*Spot, back when you had to use FTP to post to a site. What was nice about that was its potential for distribution — you could have people hosted all over the Web at many different IPs. With lots of users on Blog*Spot, it creates a single point of failure and China simply bans the domain. [via Jason]