You are constantly being told what to do in school. Parents and teachers are telling you what you ought to write, which friends you should and cannot go out with, what you can wear, and even what you should eat. It’s a long list. You’d be forgiven for feeling as if you’re behind bars. You would think that after coercing you to endure class and all these things, they would at least let you visit whatever web sites you like to while you are stuck there. Well, no. The interwebs are censored, and a good many number of sites are blocked. Even so, there are many ways to get around the internet filter at least, and it’s a great deal easier than convincing your parents to homeschool you.
The easiest way to get access to Myspace at school is to use a proxy website. You can also get to any site that is blocked by using this method. You’ll find links to proxies right at the end of this page.
What do proxies do?
A proxy is a kind of gateway that sit between your computer and the site you want to go to. The proxy goes to the site you want on your behalf, downloads the page, and sends it off to you. So the site you want to be on only sees the proxy’s IP. So actually you are visiting websites indirectly. School filters only think you are visiting the proxy, not the destination site.
Some tips for using proxies for Myspace
It’s best to find a proxy that isn’t used much. Proxies that get used a lot will be found and blocked by the school. Proxies that you find by internet searches will get blocked more quickly because teachers can find them so easily. Even if you get a good proxy it would be smart to have a few others you can try if your main one gets blocked.
Another way to unblock Myspace in school is to set up your own proxy tool. This is more complicated than using a proxy but it pays off because you can make more of them. Explaining how to do this is not in this guide, if you search for “How to make your own proxy” you will find info. You can also make some money from your proxy through advertising.
Other ways to unblock Myspace include to use sites that translate pages, such as Google Translate or Babelfish. Also try Google’s cached version of the site. Although, you can’t log in that way, so it’s still best to use a proxy for Myspace, though these tips work well for most other sites.