Chinese microblogging site Fanfou (饭否) is now temporarily unavailable for “server maintenance” and according to a note posted on its website (see screenshot), will be back up by the morning of June 6. From now till then is four days, so this sounds like some pretty massive “server maintenance” going on, but make of it what you will. Meanwhile, it’s business as usual at other Chinese Twitter clones Digu, Zuosa, Komoo and Taotao.
Will the long list of web services now unavailable in China all magically reappear by June 6? Well you can start placing your bets, but we aren’t holding our breath. It’s the one thing we’ve learnt after seven long years here.
In the meantime, try improving your wall-climbing skills here and here. It may help you maintain your sanity.