Herdict in Print!

Wow, Herdict looks great in print!  This week we are proud to announce that Herdict has been covered by Newsweek…no small feat, really.  A brief excerpt from Christopher Werth’s article:

When China (once again) began blocking YouTube back in March over video of Tibetan protests, Herdict was among the first to know as reports came flooding in from the field. Another test came in March, when the popular muckraking Web site Wikileaks landed on Australia’s list of censored sites. Wikileaks became suspiciously inaccessible for a few hours that same week. Users from across the world barraged Herdict with hundreds of reports. As it turned out, Wikileaks was down for maintenance—but the false alarm served as proof of the integrity of Herdict’s reporting system.

And we’re always trying to improve our reporting system – just last week we added features to our Herdict Reporter which allow users to report the “usefulness” of a site, as well as give the reason for its inaccessibility:

new-reporter

We hope that these new features will make our data even more useful to you!  As always, got questions or comments?  Drop us an e-mail (contact [at] herdict [dot] org) or communicate with us on Twitter!

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About the Author: Jillian York

Jillian C. York is the Project Coordinator for the OpenNet Initiative and the part of the Herdict team that you should contact if you have any questions about other-language instances of the site or international press. She created most of the textual content on the site, so if you spot something funny, let her know! She's also the face behind the @Herdict Twitter feed.

One Comment to “Herdict in Print!”

  1. gadgets:

    hi,
    thanks for adding new feature in a site by which we cantact and i am following you in twitter..