Inside North Koreas Kwangmyong-Web

Die BBC hat ein paar ziemlich interessante Details aus dem Kwangmyong, der nordkoreanischen Version des Internets. „Publisher“ müssen beispielsweise einen Code einfügen, der den Namen von Kim Jong-un ein paar Pixel größer darstellt, als den Rest.

There’s a curious quirk on every official North Korean website. A piece of programming that must be included in each page’s code. Its function is straightforward but important. Whenever leader Kim Jong-un is mentioned, his name is automatically displayed ever so slightly bigger than the text around it. Not by much, but just enough to make it stand out. It’s just one facet of the “internet” in North Korea, a uniquely fascinating place. […]

There’s just one cybercafe in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang. Anyone logging on at the cafe would find themselves at a computer that isn’t running Windows, but instead Red Star – North Korea’s own custom-built operating system, reportedly commissioned by the late Kim Jong-il himself. A pre-installed readme file explains how important it is that the operating system correlates with the country’s values.

North Korea: On the net in world’s most secretive nation