We've all heard news and stories about China's internet access, but what's the truth?
As with so many things in our daily lives, the internet is something we often take for granted. It's just always there, and whenever we want something, need to look up a fact or simply jump on Facebook or Twitter, we can. It's ubiquitous, and we're lost without it. Just ask anyone how desperate they feel in a power cut or when their ISP is having problems. You know, first-world problems. We need the internet, pure and simple.
Spare a thought, then, for the people who live in countries where the internet isn't so freely available, certainly not in the way we expect it to be. Some countries look on the internet very differently and don't see it as a simple tool for information, communication and entertainment, but instead see it as a potential way to bring chaos to the populace or campaign against the government.