From where I am sitting near Beijing, for the second day all things Google http have been inaccessible: gmail webmail, the search engine, and Google Adsense ads, to name a few. Web pages containing Google Adsense ads display a banner and maybe a little bit more, and then just sit there and spin. gmail can thankfully still be accessed via an e-mail client using POP and SMTP.
Since Google Adsense ads are just about everywhere, that means a vast array of websites (including many hosted within China) are effectively blocked. Even my trusty Tor is very, very, slow, no doubt because there are a lot of other people like myself using Tor to try to get some work done.
This is one of a very short list of things that sometimes makes me wonder why I continue to live in China.