China boosts firewall

China Boosts ‘Great Firewall’

From Radio Free Asia: China has successfully undermined key software used by its netizens to climb over the “Great Firewall,” a sophisticated system of government-backed blocks and filters designed to limit what people can view online.

“Right now, basically, the network is not stable because of the blocking. It started probably Sept. 1,” said Bill Xia Fregate, CEO of Dynamic Internet Technology, which created Freegate to circumvent government blocking.


More tools

GPass/GTunnel /Ultra Surf/FirePheonix

Tools for Twitter

taken at Moganshan Lu

taken at Moganshan Lu

Tools for your
ultimate Twitter experience

Since Twitter is the new hype (more than 500Mio Google-Hits…), millons of users express themselves with tweets, those short messages where you can inform others what you are up to. (See my tweets in the column on the very right). In a recent poll, they found that Business People Say Twitter (is) More Important Than LinkedIn.
One more reason to finally get organized…
These are the tools which I find very useful and have a great usability …and help you not to get lost in “Twitter space”…


Nice dashboard, gives an overview on your Twitter activities: your friend’s tweets, which you can group, replies, Facebook status, favorites, Twitscoop (trend topics of the moment) and you can tweet aswell and shorten included urls
Trendy black interface, a bit slow and unstable though.

similiar but simpler: Twhirl and Twitterfox, an add-on for Firefox

Twittercounter / TwitterRemote

Twittercounter: statistics and predictions, rankings (The top 10 most followed Twitter users), new: email notification
TwitterRemote: see which Twitter users visit your site. After twitter users sign in their profile is displayed on every TwitterRemote enabled website they visit after that. The advantage for site owners is that they see who visits their site and they even have an opportunity to contact these people.

Tool developed by The Next Web, they host a conference and a blog and they tweet of course…


Tweetmeme is a service which aggregates all the popular links on twitter. Tweetmeme is able to categorize these links into categories and subcategories, making it easy to filter out the noise to find what you are interested in.


follow Twitter feeds, organized in topic groups.


Twitterfall is a way of viewing the latest tweets of upcoming trends and custom searches on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Updates fall from the top of the page in near-realtime. Fun to watch!

Twitter grader

Nice little service, gives you some information about your twitter feed

When Did You Join Twitter

– the name says it all…

yfrog or Twitpic

Upload and share pictures via Twitter


Send video updates to Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, your blog, friendfeed, iTunes, and more.
Other video share services: and


Help your visitors share, save and subscribe to your content with AddToAny widgets which you ccan post on your web site or your blog.

write now, post later

Twitsay / Twitwoop / Twitterfone

And this is fun: record 10sec (no, not more…) by phone and go to your Twitter page and listen to your voice message. All your followers (and everybodyelse…) can listen to it, too! Hear my message … and have nice weekend. Bye!
Yes! 140sec (whatelse…) with Twitwoop Even better!

You want more? Links to lists

Twitter users

Informative Übersicht zu Twitter und Twitter in der Unternehmenskommunikation von Steffen Jung:

1. Twitter – Kommunikation im Wandel
2. Twitter – wie alles begann
3. Twitter Zahlen unter der Lupe
4. Twitter – jetzt mal von vorne
5. Twitter – Einführung ins Zwitschern
6. Twitter Tipps für Einstieger
7. Kostenlose Twitter Tools
8. Unternehmenskommunikation über Twitter

Zur Artikelübersicht:


More: 11 Must-Know Tips and Tricks for Twitter May 2011


Anything else? Feel free to comment!


I am coming to China regularly.