Ah, so if you’re coming across this page, you’ve probably discovered that in the past couple days China’s GFW has completely blocked the term “Facebook” from many search engines. Google is a given. Anything like “access Facebook” “unblock Facebook” or even just the word “Facebook” gets you a time-out message, and even after restarting Firefox, clearing your cookies and cache, and flushing your DNS, you’re banned from Google search until China sees fit. It really is a “Time Out”. Even Yahoo and Bing are acting up, and not giving all the results, or also timing out after several searches for the flagged keyword.
The silly thing is that you can search the term “Face Book” or even “Access Face Book in China” (Face_Book with a space). Does that make sense? No. So in the future, searches for the infamous social networking site will have to be shorted to FB or Face Book to get the latest news on how to unblock them – that is, unless you’ve got a web based proxy or a virtual private network connection. I’ve been over it a million times here before, so I’ll just leave you to the side bar where you can check out different operating systems, smart phones, and compare prices and features.