Flock landing in China

Bart Decrem talks to BokeeFlock’s crossed the Pacific and is landing in China, the land of free speech and civil liberties!

No but seriously, the sun doesn’t set where Flock is going, so China had better get ready. Bloggers know no boundaries and sure as hell aren’t polite. When the Bokee edition of Flock comes out, proponents of democracy can breathe a sigh of satisfaction; we are taking back the web and talking about it every step of the way. And you can’t stop us. You won’t stop us.

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: Molly.com (YC W18), Uber, Google.

3 thoughts on “Flock landing in China”

  1. It’s a nice thought Chris, but far more complicated than that.
    How will “proponents of democracy… breathe a sigh of satisfaction” because of Flock or Bokee?
    The Chinese government has been extremely effective in controlling the internet up to now, with laws that make posting subversive comments illegal and with allegedly more than 40,000 “Golden Shield” officials monitoring and censoring the internet in China.
    It sounds great, but show me the money… or the rights in this case… or are we really talking about money… cause then show me the money, but don’t call it civil liberties.
    With much respect,

  2. Yeah, I get your point. It’s not going to be an easy thing and it’s nice for me to play arm-chair politician from California. On the other hand, I do believe that getting Flock out there will push blogging into the hands of people who so far have found it hard to express themselves publicly because of censorship and the like. As long as we continue working on tools to break down the walls of repression I just can’t imagine that at some point it won’t be economically feasible for China to continue doing what it’s doing.

    In terms of money, well… I hear that distribution to 6 million Chinese bloggers would do our cause a great deal of good. Now to find the right provider…

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