HallelujahAlhamdullilah! YOUTUBE IS BACK ONLINE!
…though for some, there is a lingering feeling on how long it will stay that way. Enjoy!
Why do I have a stinky feeling that Youtube is being banned from all of Brunei? I have been having trouble accessing Youtube since last night starting at about 2am. Usually Youtube videos load quite fast even with the stinky E-speed connection.
Leave a comment if you’re also having problems loading, together with the Kampong you’re staying in. I just want to make sure whether it only encompasses Brunei Muara district or just my Kampong or what
If it is banned, anyone have any idea WHY? Because with the recent hoohaa of permits for gatherings, cafes closing by midnight, and now Youtube possibly being banned, I’m starting to feel like I am living in Baghdad.
Maybe I should rename my blog, BRUNEI BURNING!
But before I overreact (err, too late for this), leave a comment if you’re having trouble loading Youtube.
Sas confirms problems loading from Beribi
I’ve also confirmed Youtube inaccessible from Tutong, Rimba, Lambak Kiri, BAG and KB (refer to comments). Simpur-using surfers (also known as people who work at DST :P), however, have no problems at all which means that it’s probably not a nation-wide ban but more of a “technical glitch”.
So I did everyone a “favour” and phoned in a complaint at Telbru regarding the matter. The lady over at the Customer Care Centre forwarded me to E-speed, where after mentioning the word YouTube, she “aahhhed” in understanding. Apparently they have been getting a lot of complaints regarding the matter since morning. Last thing she was informed of was that their technical team was trying to find out whether the problem is coming from Youtube or their connection.
I asked her an estimate when the problem would be resolved and she said “they will finish checking the website by the end of today”.
I will call again tomorrow if the problem persists. But isn’t it nice knowing Youtube’s not banned after all!
- How to get around the ‘glitch’ in the mean time?
If you really really need to access YouTube, and you have an Espeed account, fear not. There are ways. One sweatless way is by using a web proxy. Many proxy servers offer the service for free (with the price of some popup ads).
Here is a list of recommended proxies:
More here. Do leave a comment if you have an excellent proxy to access Youtube. 🙂