Thanks to Vanadis, who has pointed out that the current, ongoing, interest from South Korea in this site may be a ‘denial of service’ attack from arch-conservatives in that country.
Today has begun with figures that demonstrate continuing interest in SLN, and one thing we can be sure of is that it’s possible it’s not for ‘virtual world interest’ reasons or, indeed, wholesome naturism.
I have a back up blog in place in case this site is attacked and should suddenly go down or disappear. We’ll continue as before should there be ‘issues’ that become apparent in the hours and days ahead.
We often think of ‘conservatism’ as being the sole preserve of, say, elements within Islam or fundamentalist Christianity, people whose idea of freedoms being the right to express their definitions of freedoms while denying the same right to others. Not exactly democratic, is it? I would never have imagined that South Koreans would be reacting to a site like this, a niche lifestyle blog within the context of a niche online game (let’s face it: SL is someway down the table from even some of those Facebook games like ‘Candy Crush’). Isn’t this type of action more in keeping with what we might expect of their northern compatriot, Kim Jong-Un?
Essentially, we just re-locate. An attack will, ultimately, achieve nothing (if it is, indeed, such an attack, although Vanadis’ links would suggest that this is probably the case). We’ll simply return, elsewhere, and continue as before. Well, maybe not exactly as before. 😉