Monday, October 25, 2010

Chinese blogger creates Google maps of violent land grabs

Seed Daily via AFP: A Chinese blogger is tracking violent and sometimes deadly land grabs taking place in the Asian nation and recording them on Google Maps in a bid to try and get people to boycott "blood housing."

The anonymous blogger on has recorded more than 70 different confirmed and unconfirmed incidents around the country on two so-called "Bloody Maps," which had registered more than 52,000 hits on Friday. "Record demolitions and refuse to buy blood housing," he wrote on his blog, which provides links to the maps.

One map records incidents that have been reported by media or have been confirmed, while the other also pinpoints events that have been mentioned online or raised by Internet users. Net users are able to click on each mark on the map to get a description of what reportedly happened….

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