The noise online over Google’s choice to restrict services at the behest of the Chinese government is growing. People are starting to organize and pulling AdWord buys in protest.Instapundit has some details.
He’s right that the boycott movement, even if it became monumental, would have little impact. The amount of money Google stands to make by tapping into the Chinese market is staggering. The withdrawal of US customers, while potentially damaging, would be minor compared to the economic possibilities in a land with a billion people. Hopefully it sends a message, though.