5 Ways North Korea’s Internet Is Different From the U.S.

2. It’s really tiny


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Search “cat hairball” on Google here in the U.S., and you’ll end up with millions of results. Everything from YouTube videos on cleaning to products designed to combat the feline scourge. North Korea has more of an expanded intranet simply called “Bright.” CNN.com also discovered the country only has about 5,500 sites, and people use it primarily for studying and accessing government agencies and information. For example, looking up “cat hairball” on the North Korean web probably gets you two results and both are recipes. The North Korean internet is all about disseminating information and not entertainment. People are so starved for entertainment, they’re smuggling it in from the U.S., according to Wired.com.

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