Tallskinnykiwi: its BIG in China!

Not sure why this blog is so popular in China right now. Nor why the Chinese are doing Baidu searches for my photo, but it might have something to do with me being in the Lausanne World Congress for World Evangelism that has been struggling with cyber-attacks from the beginning.

Let me make it easy for them. This is me, really.

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No wait, this is me. You can tell by the hat.


Or on the other hand, maybe its because I am just really BIG in China!


Dion Forster is the head of the social media team here at Lausanne. His blog is bigger than mine in China right now. He just had 8000 hits on his log in page from China all in a very short time. Wow. Enjoy your 15 seconds of fame, Dion. And remember, in times like these, there is only one thing you can do: put Google ads on your site.

Last night at Christ Church I head that it wasnt just our Congress that suffered. All of Cape Town including the server at the University was experiencing the squeeze from the Chinese. Makes me wonder: If they can put the squeeze on a city like Cape Town, whats to stop them from messing with Washington DC?

As for the bandwidth blockage, I have good news and bad news.

Good news: The Chinese attempt to block our internet system was thwarted and we are up and running freely, like the Galatians.

Bad news: The Chinese have now blocked the sewage system and we are expecting a truck load of Portaloos to be delivered any moment. 


No not really :-]


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Dion Forster says:

    I can vouch for the fact that these pictures look just like you! Except for your hat which is a little more stylish!
    Yeah, it was something of a surprise to discover 8998 (to be exact) hits to the logo in page on my website! Pretty humbling stuff – I thought there was much better content on the blog… Eh, go figure! I’m not complaining mind you, my site was pretty high in the rankings thanks to the ‘Chinese intresest’ 😉
    Thanks for your post!

  • Dion Forster says:

    Sorry that should read login page!

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