Facebook is a social utility which connects people from all across the globe. There are a number of things people do via Facebook. Some of the common activities include chatting with friends, uploading photos, keeping up with friends, making new friends, keeping up with what’s latest in almost all areas. This social networking site was launched in 2004 and today it is the most popular sites available for users.
According to studies, more than one billion messages are exchanged on Facebook everyday and people from all over the world join the site in large numbers daily. But for the people of China, it is unfortunate that they do not have access to this wonderful website. Apart from Facebook, there are many other social networking sites which are blocked, but the people of China have managed to find a wonderful solution to this problem. There are a number of virtual private network connections which can be used to unblock Facebook in China.
VPN for Facebook in China used to be very popular few years back and there were a number of companies which started providing VPN for Facebook in China. But, then the government and internet service providers found out what the people were using to access blocked websites such as Facebook.
Today, there are VPN connections available for Facebook in China, but the authorities are constantly working to block these providers as well. Many of the VPN services for Facebook in China have been blocked and the others will be getting blocked in time to come.
When I was in China few weeks ago, a friend of mine showed me an alternative to VPN connections. Although some of the VPN services still exist in China, most people believe that they will have no means of unblocking Facebook when these services are banned. This is not true, but some believe it. Actually, even if a VPN’s site gets banned from China, most of the time the VPN will still work find, and you’ll still be able to unblock sites as you normally would. It’s just harder for new customers to sign up but that’s not really your problem now is it. However, people are misinformed, and there’s lots of error filled blogs out there spreading false information. Therefore, they have searched for an alternative which can be used today and even in the future.
The new method to unblock Facebook in China is web based proxies. Web based proxies offer some advantages like zero installation, one license for multiple devices, and the ability to use them on mobile devices in China (iPhone and Android). However, for laptop users, many people still prefer to use a VPN. The convenience and reliability compared to that of a proxy of relatively similar price means that with a VPN you get more bang for your buck.