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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Working Mom Wednesday

Linking to awesome working mom blogger Julia @ Work, Wife, Mom, Life, this weeks prompt is: Social networks- the good, the bad, and the ugly (your thoughts on social media).

Currently on two week Asia trip and finding social networks to be a lifesaver for staying in touch with friends/family but also finding it banned in several countries.

On Monday - Wednesday I was in Vietnam and got banned by day 2! Is like losing a limb to miss everyone's daily status! Must have become a huge part of my day - you know that part where I need a "mental break" and go check favorite websites.

Finally in Hong Kong where all social networks have been restored. HK still operates independent of China and gives it's citizens more freedom then local Chinese.

Friday going to China - expect no social networks for the day.

Back to Hong Kong for the weekend.

Then return to China next week Tuesday - Friday! No social networking for a week!!! Yikes!!! Will I survive on email? Will my blog work?


kt moxie said...

Wow. I didn't know that Vietnam was as tight with social network restrictions as China. BOOO!

Anonymous said...

Wow! We are so used to social media... what do we do without it now?! Sometimes a break is good once in a while. What a great trip!

Unknown said...

What an awesome trip! Hope you are having a good time!!

Crystal said...

I'm curious what it's like to be a Western Woman working in your position here in Asia. As a stay at home mom I see a very different side than I imagine you do. Are you treated with deference (as I sometimes am because of skin color and implied privledge) or is it quite sexist (see a billion different examples of sexism inherent in Asian culture)? Are you treated differently than male co-workers?

crazywildberry said...

I am so addicted to my social networking too. It's hard for me to go a week, much less a day without getting link into my favorite pages.

I am curious about your answers to Crystal's questions. I would enjoy hearing your point of view.

Caterina said...

Hmmm....is it banned 24/7 or just once in awhile? All sites or some? Very interesting.

And I, too, would like to listen in on what Crystal was asking about and your response.

Safe travels!

Julia Ladewski said...

oh my gosh!! how crazy! i didn't know you were going to be gone that long!! how are the kids handling it? wow, good luck and travel safe!