I've just ran over to Global Voices, and Rebecca McKinnon is playing games with Microsoft and the Chicoms. You see, the Chicoms wanted Microsoft to make it impossible for Chinese bloggers to use words like "human rights", "democracy", and the like.
Its profanity, you see, according to the Microsoft Chinese area for MSN Spaces, the Microsoft blogging platform. Hmm, brings to mind the Supreme Court Justice in America who said that he could not tell what obscenity was, but he knew it when he saw it. Better still, profanity is disrespecting the sacred.
And "Human rights" is disrespecting the sacred right of the Chicoms to murder, bully, and make a mess of their country.
I don't usually go in for boycotts, but if you are thinking about starting a blog...please don't go with MSN Spaces. Let this foul fruit rot on the vine, until Microsoft does the right thing, and introduces MSN Free Spaces.