Ahead of Hong Kong’s national holiday tomorrow, Wednesday, there’re thousands of Hong Kongers on the street still; camping and sleeping in the middle of the street. Here’s the problem – Hong Kong is ready for democracy but China isn’t. And Beijing’s rock age group mentality is such that Hong Kong is another mischievous kid, like Taiwan just, who is tossing tantrums because China wouldn’t give Hong Kong lollipop – democracy. October and beyond Countdown to 1st, fundamentally two things could happen.First, Beijing could determine enough is and unleash its powerful militaryto crush the persistent protesters enough.
People’s Liberation Army (PLA) armoured employees service providers were seen venturing near the occupied Jordan and Yau Ma Tei parts of the city as soon as last Friday. Second, Beijing could decide to pull the plug and change Hong Kong back again to the dark age, without access to the internet, let Weibo alone, Whatsapp, SMS or any sociable media communication platforms.
Beijing realises how the powerful Twitter helped supercharged the Arab Spring in 2012 and can not allow the same tool to be used in Hong Kong. But even without internet access via Wifi or 3G, the decided Hongkies have found a new weapon highly. Enter FireChat, a mobile application that was more than 100 downloaded,000 times in Hong Kong within 24 hours. FireChat, which works on both Apple Google android and iOS devices.
It gives you to “Chat” with everyone around you, when there’s no Internet connection available even. FireChat has proven to be a useful tool during such critical moment since it works in “Mesh Networks” model. Built by San-Francisco-based company Open Garden, FireChat uses”Bluetooth” for connecting one device with another. They only need someone else with the same app within a 70-meter (200-ft) radius, and in a daisy is established by the process string link with web page link people using it. The only path to break the bond from users is to show off Bluetooth on every phone FireChat, which we doubt the protesters are prepared to do this.
Hence, FireChat was created and made to work in a very packed place, such as in a concert where its community exchange pictures and messages, like most chat and social networking apps. You can join different chat groups called “firechats”, or create your own firechats about the topics, areas or individuals who interest you. The only problem with FireChat is that messages posted are public.
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While FireChat is focusing on adding encryption, FireChat may help or break the protesters community either, due to the fact Beijing could read all their text messages and strategize to frustrate the peaceful protesters accordingly. Nevertheless, the guarantee of chatting without access to the internet is mouth watering to leapfrog FireChat to the No enough. 1 application in Hong Kong, with about 97, on Monday alone 000 local boards.
Perhaps another explosion of FireChat download could result from Malaysia, if Bersih 4.0 is to occur soon. Through the Bersih 3.0 in 2012, there is proof jammers from telecommunication companies were deployed to”interrupt receptions” to the Malaysian peaceful demonstrators. But this time, superhero will be standing up by FireChat.