A blog at sophiesworld.com says that Flickr has been blocked in China since Thursday. The site is loading up for users in China, but the images aren't appearing, because Flickr's two image servers -- farm1.static.flickr.com and farm2.static.flickr.com -- can't get through. Over on the Flickr forum, Flickr staffers say the problem is "not a technical issue from our end." They add, "We hope that this is a temporary issue and we currently believe that it will be. In the meantime, we are investigating our alternatives."
The sophiesworld blogger adds, "Image-only filtering is shameful and humiliating."