I’ve seen my fair share of Firefox addons. There are addons that can make your browser do virtually anything, including controlling your music player from your browser if you wish, or get live weather info, or draw diagrams, or… or anything else I can’t think of.
Today, however, I encountered an addon in my feeds that I found particularly interesting. It’s called the China Channel Addon.
What does it do? It gives you a taste of what it means to surf the Internet in China.
As you probably know, the Great Chinese Firewall (or Golden Firewall) is used to censor the Chinese Internet and prevent people from looking up subjects like “Free Tibet”. I guess they just get a “Page cannot be found” or “Error 404” or possibly very long wait times with no page displayed at the end.
Well, this addon recreates this effect. It places you behind the Great Firewall, and allows you to see what Internet Censorship means.
Personally, I don’t find any day-to-day use to this addon. It’s just a curiosity I wanted to share with you.
Now, if ever you are preparing a project or paper on Internet censorship or something like that, you may want to experience this effect first hand, and the China Channel Addon is what you will need.
Any other interesting Firefox Addons you would like to share?