China has blocked Facebook does not seem to be something that will slow down to Mark Zuckerberg plans to ensure that its social network in the country and it seems that is working on it.
According to several sources say, Facebook may have already signed an agreement with China Internet giant to do so.
According to the rumors, Zuckerberg established according to Robin Li, CEO of the search leader in China, Baidu. One of the specifications of the covenant is that Baidu is not integrated with the international service of Facebook, but it will establish its own network within China's borders. The deal has been kept in total ostracism, because neither the search nor a spokesman for the director for operations in Asia have declined to comment on Facebook about it. Li and Zuckerberg had previously met in December. At the time, in February, the executive said Baidu website was thinking of developing a social network.
The rumors originated them a message posted by Hu Yanping, a respected analyst of Chinese business in the country's equivalent of Twitter, which claimed that "Facebook is really about to enter China, the agreement is signed."
In addition, he noted that "a domestic web" work with Facebook to create "a new site, which will not be" connected to Facebook.com. " That is, Facebook will attempt to enter China without actually being Facebook, which seems the last recourse left to the network to gain access to those 500 million Internet users who have the country.
Rumors of Facebook's interest to enter China are nothing new, and it seemed imminent when last December he traveled the country Mark Zuckerberg (holiday, officially) and met with several executives of Internet companies and most important technology, as TechCrunch points.
Call attention to two important details. First, Facebook will not go to China. No. What we have before us is an agreement that will insert a network Zuckerberg, but off the international stage. Very bad sign. The potential of Facebook, especially as a driver of social movements is that it is a platform that serves to connect the world and allow the free flow of information. This Facebook in a bubble, the Chinese government retains control of the cyber frontier, while Zuckerberg gets more tempting to enter the world market.