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MIT BBS (Chinese: 未名空间; pinyin: Wèimíng Kōngjiān; literally: 'Unnamed Space') is a Chinese bulletin board system site.

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HistoryEdit

In 2002, the Chinese government blocked access to the entire mit.edu domain.[1] Some have speculated that the main reason was to prevent domestic users from accessing the uncensored political discussions on this forum.

In 2004, to circumvent the block in place in China, a self-censored server[2] was opened to facilitate access by users in China.

Currently there are about 300 topic groups. The website claims that it has hundreds of thousands of registered users, most of whom are Overseas Chinese, and 51% of their internet traffic is generated from within the US.[3] T


AdministrationEdit

After moving out of mit.edu, it is now managed by a company located in Beijing, China [4]. Under the current administrator walklooktalk, in the last several years it saw accelerated commercialization, with more prominent space reserved for advertisers, as well as the creation of a spin-off website devoted to Personal advertisement[5].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "China Blocks MIT Web Addresses".
  2. ^ "未名空间.中国". Archived from the original on 2006-02-21.
  3. ^ "Mitbbs.com Traffic Statistics".
  4. ^ "北京未名空间信息技术有限公司2016最新招聘信息 - 58企业名录". Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  5. ^ "未名交友 (Unknown Space Friendship)".

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