Google+ is already blocked in China

This didn’t take long:

But, no more. I’ve tested Google+ first-hand on all three of China’s broadband or mobile networks: on China Telecom broadband, China Mobile GPRS internet, and China Unicom 3G (pictured below) on my mobile, and on all of them Google+ no longer exists. It seems all the networks got the memo.

China is being rather proactive about this. Google+ isn’t even a product that most people can use yet. Social media is extremely powerful (as we have seen in the Middle East), and repressive regimes clearly fear it.