Posts Tagged: Weibo



Check Out the Numbers on China’s Top 10 Social Media Sites (Infographic)

With an estimated 597 million people active on social media in China, the country’s top 10 sites actually have a staggering 3.2 billion in...

  • March 13, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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Sina Weibo read censored posts

Censorship Alert! Academic Study Shows Sina Weibo’s Human Censors Are Pretty Darn Fast

If you wanted to learn more about Sina Weibo’s censorship patterns, today is your lucky day. A group of computer scientists from Bowdo...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Sina Weibo 450 million zombie users

Of Sina Weibo’s 500 Million Registered Users, Are 90% Actually Zombies?

As we explained way back in 2011, if someone wants to boost their popularity on Sina Weibo, they can buy new followers. But those will be zo...

  • February 22, 2013
  • at 9:55 pm
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Weibo vs WeChat 2013

Sina Reveals Poor Q4 Financials, Admits to Growing Rivalry Between Weibo and WeChat

Chinese web company Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) wheeled out its Q4 and full-year 2012 financials last night, revealing slight growth in net revenues ...

  • February 20, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Kaifu Lee Weibo ban

Kaifu Lee: I’ve Been Banned From Weibo for 3 Days

Entrepreneur and former Google country manager for China, Kaifu Lee, is often outspoken on his Chinese social media presences – and no...

  • February 18, 2013
  • at 1:15 pm
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Brad Pitt Banned From China Again (This Time From Sina Weibo)

American actor Brad Pitt has been banned from China proper for some time thanks to his performance in Seven Years in Tibet, a film that Chin...

  • February 15, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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China Sends 1.1 Billion Holiday Greeting Texts, But Texting is Losing Ground to WeChat

We already saw that Sina Weibo had a bang-up morning this past holiday weekend, with over 34,000 posts in a single second commemorating the ...

  • February 12, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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HootSuite Adds Weibo Scheduled Posts and More Social Marketing Features

The social media posting platform HootSuite ventured into China last October with support for Sina Weibo, which is a crucial avenue for soci...

  • January 23, 2013
  • at 11:17 am
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China Plans Weibo Propaganda Blitz Using 2 Million Paid Commenters

An article in today’s Beijing News states that a number of propaganda department heads have agreed to a plan to blitz social media wit...

  • January 18, 2013
  • at 6:04 pm
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Fuubo app for Weibo

Fuubo: Finally a Weibo App for Android That Isn’t Fugly

As much as we enjoy using the lively (though oft-gagged) Chinese social network that is Sina Weibo, the official Weibo app is a bit of a UI ...

  • March 12, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Chinese Celebrity Blogger Han Han Talks Weibo, WeChat, and Why User Numbers Are Bullshit

It’s been quite a while since we talked about Han Han. The Chinese writer/blogger/race car driver has long been known as one of China&...

  • March 1, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Weibo 500 million

Sina Weibo Passes 500 Million Users, But Needs to Monetize More on Mobile

So Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) announced its not-so-good Q4 financials today. While the Chinese web company has multiple businesses, all the scrutiny...

  • February 20, 2013
  • at 10:57 pm
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China Jike state-run search engine

China’s Censors Leap to Defense of Failed State-Run Search Engine

In China’s competitive search engine market, three of them are state-run products. Unfortunately for authorities, who want to control ...

  • February 19, 2013
  • at 1:39 pm
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Kobe Bryant Joins Sina Weibo, Says Nothing, Gets Many Followers

It seems like every day another Western celebrity is joining Sina Weibo, and LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant chose this Valentine’s Day to ...

  • February 15, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Crazy Weibo Rumors Report Tencent CEO Pony Ma’s Death (But He’s Totally Fine)

Perhaps some wires got crossed, or perhaps someone on weibo got even more tired of the spring festival news lull than I am and decided to dr...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Sina Weibo Chinese New Year 2013

Sina Weibo Clocks 34,977 Posts in First SECOND of Chinese New Year

Yesterday saw the ushering in of the Chinese New Year. It seems that everyone who wasn’t busy setting off fireworks at the exact moment th...

  • February 11, 2013
  • at 1:20 pm
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Tencent Weibo versus Sina Weibo users

Tencent Weibo, the ‘Other Weibo’ That Nobody Cares About, Reaches 540 Million Users

Much of the social media buzz in China – and a lot of our own coverage – is about Sina Weibo. But it’s worth remembering that ...

  • January 22, 2013
  • at 12:42 pm
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China social media and social marketing in 2013

With 600 Million Social Media Users, This is China’s Web in 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

We noted the other day that China now has 564 million internet users and 420 million mobile web users. Now the We Are Social team has put th...

  • January 17, 2013
  • at 4:07 pm
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