Use Your USB to Evade Censorship

USB Flash Drive Lighter

USB Flash Drive Lighter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cubans turned the humble and tiny memory sticks into a powerful tool to evade censorship by exchanging them with one another

‘Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez on Saturday told newspaper publishers from around the Western Hemisphere that “nothing is changing” in Cuba’s ossified political system and that “the situation of press freedom in my country is calamitous.”

‘But Sanchez said underground blogs, digital portals and illicit e-magazines proliferate, passed around on removable computer drives known as memory sticks.. The small computer memories, also known as flash drives or thumb drives, are dropped into friendly hands on buses and along street corners, offering a surprising number of Cubans access to information…’

Your online record player

With Songdrop you can make playlists with songs from YouTube, Soundcloud, Vevo and blogs, so you can keep track of the songs and music videos you discover, as you discover them.

The whole internet is your record collection, and we’re your online record player.

You can create mixes with songs from all different websites like YouTube, Soundcloud, Vevo, Pitchfork and lots more by using our DropIt button.

Instant Google Street View
Search and preview a street before going there

Create your own text adventure games
Don’t you like graphic games or are tired playing them? Create your own text games
You can use Quest online in your browser or download the free software for Windows

It’s easy to get started with the full tutorialHelp is available in the forums. Publish your game as “public” to share it with the world……or keep it “unlisted” to share it with friends. You can include pictures, sounds and even YouTube videos!


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2 Responses to Use Your USB to Evade Censorship

  1. proof that censorship can always be subverted in the digital age!


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