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Henrico County in Richmond VA blocks any free homepage sites it's aware of, the majority of all web mail options (even to the point where I can't search for anything in google with the word mail in it). They also block IM, iTunes store, YouTube, Meebo etc.


We also block most blogging options, myspace, livejournal, xanga and facebook.


I was able to get and bloglines unblocked recently but I'm not sure how long that will last.


We lost Flickr last week.


All of the middle and high schools in Fairfax County (northern Virginia suburb of Washington DC) block MySpace. Several of them have also blocked all Blogger sites as well. They all block the popular web-based mail sites like Hot Mail, Yahoo, and GMail. In fact, for a while, the county was blocking POP mail as well.


Since the middle and high schools have their own "filtering" server, each can request specific sites to be added to the banned list. Because of that it's hard to keep track of which other sites have been blocked. I'm pretty sure that most include IM protocols, the iTunes music store (one also bans all iPods and other music players), Xanga, LiveJournal, and Facebook.


Elementary schools have begun requesting that image sites like Google Images and Flickr be added to their blocked list. 148 schools share three "filtering" servers so if one requests a site be included, it affects many more schools than just one.

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