The Burmese government has shut down the Internet after images of the recent beatings of Buddhist monks and the killing of a Japanese photographer leaked out online. The military rulers have actually disconnected primary telecommunications cables in two major cities. Now aside from a few satellite and cellular connections the citizens have no way to share information out of the country.
Prior to actually disconnecting the cables, the citizens had one of the most censored internet connections in the world, where the rulers were blocking about 85% of all email service providers, blogging services and almost all political-opposition and pro-democracy sites. The country was said to have just 1% of its citizens online.
And I think its bad when we lose connection for just a few minutes, sure does makes you think.