Sunday, December 24, 2006
Digg is a website that publishes links to articles submitted by its users. The most popular stories get displayed on the front page of the Digg website. I joined Digg on December 24, 2006. None of the articles I wrote ever made the front page of Digg, unfortunately. But at one point, in reaction to an article about Tibet, I wrote a comment on Digg that questioned the wisdom of protesting in Tibet. I argued that protesting would only lead to the suffering of the Tibetan people, as the Chinese government cracked down on them. Subsequently, my government had “made” me believe that someone in China had noticed that comment and had started tracking me online.