11. Jasmine Revolution
The professional networking site LinkedIn was blocked in February 2011, apparently after a user began a discussion group called "Jasmine Voice.'' The group had asked followers to comment on the possibility of a Jasmine Revolution in China, akin to the revolutions that swept North Africa and the Mideast. Authorities also banned searches for the words "Tunisia," "Egypt," "jasmine" and the Chinese name for then-U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. LinkedIn's blocking followed that of Skype, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Foursquare, Vimeo, Blogger, Blogspot, WikiLeaks and Hulu — some for objectionable material or to give Chinese-owned social networks an advantage at home.