(Site news: My site is being spotty and kind of down-timey/up-timey today. Woy is presently unleashing hell upon her.)
So City Hall went and blocked Blogger, MySpace, and Facebook, or rather they claim it came down from their Websense software and they’re just going along with it. The city also has a time limit on their employees’ Internet usage.
I don’t believe this affects city employees’ ability to read The Burgh Blog because I don’t use Blogger any longer, thanks to Woy.
WTAE’s Bob Mayo wrote on his blog:
The PG’s Early Returns reports that City of Pittsburgh government employees are now blocked from reading many popular blogs dealing with local politics. It says ‘the city’s Internet security provider, Websense Enterprise, recently updated its settings to eliminate access to all social networking and personal sites.’ The story prompted me to do some googling about government blocking of access to websites.
It seems that China, Iran, and Uzbekistan are among more than two dozen countries now blocking web content, says the Economist.
Do you see what he just did there? He is comparing The City of Pittsburgh to China, Iran and Uzbekistan. Heh. Bob Mayo is a god.
On the other hand, Alecia Sirk, Mayor Ravenstahl’s Chief of Being the Shittiest Press Secretary Since the History of Time, is a moron.
Ravenstahl’s own press secretary, Alecia Sirk, was unable to view Reichbaum’s blog. “I went to check the Pittsburgh Comet and like, whoa, I can’t get to it,” she said. “Bram even comes to some of the news conferences, so I do check his blog as a gauge of where the city is as well, and what people are talking about.”
First, you’re going to speak on the record, in front of a camera, into a microphone, basically kind of questioning the policy that your boss, the Mayor, is allowing?
WTF kind of press secretary is she?! Can you imagine Dick Skrinjar doing this? I miss that good ole’ Chief of Making Shit Up.
Secondly. “Like, whoa!”