In a report that should surprise absolutely no one, China is apparently throttling Google+ so bad that it’s unusable to locals. Ren Media reports (and we’ve confirmed through our own tests) that China’s infamous Great Firewall has slammed the brakes on Google’s newest social networking site before it even gains traction. For the uninformed, China frowns upon Western social networking sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, and makes them unavailable to users without the use of software to go around their firewall. Seems like the big red is continuing that tradition, and while one can argue that they’re not outright blocking it (the tests via just-ping shows that Google+ can still be accessed) the mere fact that the site runs so slow is tantamount to it.
Source: Ren Media