This is why I’m pissed off with Korea today:
Last night, before I was about to have my pleasant dreams, all I wanted to do was watch this video my friend Anthony posted:
What better way to fall asleep than think about all the dumb people in the video?
I started loading this video at 10:30, hoping to be finished the video at 10:38, when it should be finished.
The stupid thing took 45 minutes to load.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: He must have slow internet. I do not have slow internet. I actually have the fastest internet in the world.
Here is a Speedtest.net result:
I have a download speed of 95 Megabits (not Megabytes) per second. That is the fastest in the world. Honestly, test yours with the link. It won’t be as fast.
So, I have some crazy fast internet, why is YouTube so slow?? It’s the damn government, as I understand it.
While I’ve searched for a while (15 minutes to be exact), I have no hard proof about the government throttling speeds (if you do, send to me asap) but it’s been talked about since I’ve gotten here. The government has brought in the Real Name Verification Law to YouTube, meaning you have to be a citizen and use your ID to post videos or comments. It has also threatened to block Facebook, but, c’mon?
When I was in Japan a few weeks ago, I was on a computer for a short minute and clicked on a link – voila, the little red bar loaded quickly. Even on my iPhone 4 it was instant.
Korea prides themselves on having the fastest internet in the world, but it feels damn slow here. It annoys all the foreigners here, excluding those from South Africa (they’ve just learned the internet is even on cell phones). If they can’t quickly load one of the most popular websites in the world, what the hell do they need this fast internet for? Oh right, Starcraft.