How to Unblock Myspace

Today, social networking sites such as MySpace, Friendster or Facebook have become popular. People of all ages use at least one social networking site account. MySpace remains the most popular one. People become a bit addicted to social networking sites since it is a way to stay connected to the people who are important to them. However network administrators often deny access to social networking sites at the workplace. If you are affected by this, you might to find out how to unblock MySpace at your place.

There are some things you can do that could help to unblock MySpace.

First, you can use a proxy website. Proxy websites help an online user to access sites which have been restricted. Since many are curious how to use proxy websites to unblock MySpace, here is a more detailed explanation. Go to the proxy website. Enter the URL of the website which you think has been blocked. For MySpace, enter This would help your access MySpace indirectly since you are using a different IP address. Be aware that some network administrators update systems to include new proxy sites that could help to block them so you have to find newes proxies.

You can also look up for the IP number of MySpace and enter that number to the browser. Some administrators just block the websites by name.

On this blog you find more ways to unblock MySpace or other social networking websites at the office.

Now, you have some basic ideas how to unblock MySpace. Enjoy and connect with your friends while at the office!

School Filters: how the stuff works

This is the story from the guy, who worked as an admin at school.

Most large scale companies and well established school systems use a filter service that uses the filter definitions. At that school they use Lightspeed. Lightspeed installes a server that filters all traffic from the internet into the school's network. Every day Lightspeed downloads the sites addresses their customers have blocked by hand, process that definitions by their proprietary algorithms and serve out a new list of definitions. Additionally, Lightspeed spiders are also crawling the web and assigning categories based on content, keywords, and server owner, as well as other factors. Lightspeed (the service) also uploads the defintions to the local filtering server which are then joined to our local filter. Most proxy websites are categorized under proxy/security. That ones that the filter hasn't caught, admins get from the students by walking around and looking at the screens. :)
Even more, filtering servers can also filter web sites through keywords and redirects. If anyone try to search the term "proxy" the filter blocks that search query. When students type the, the filter automatically redirect to I suppose most enterprise-level filters act in the same way.