Posts Tagged: sina weibo

Sina’s microblogging service Sina Weibo has been called a Twitter clone, but it’s far more than that. China’s preeminent homegrown microblogging service has a decidedly different feel than Twitter, and despite the fact that it’s carefully censored, it has become the premier platform for important political and social discourse in China. It may not be the most profitable social media site on China’s web, but it it just might be the most important one.



Sina’s Softer Censorship: A Case Study of Search Smothering

This afternoon, the blind lawyer/dissident Chen Guangcheng left the US Embassy, where he had sought refuge after escaping illegal detention ...

  • May 2, 2012
  • at 6:01 pm
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Sina Weibo Launches Location Platform ‘Weibo Places’

In a move that, in retrospect, we’re surprised didn’t happen way sooner, Sina Weibo launched a new location service today. It...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 5:06 pm
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Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Joins Sina Weibo

Over the past few weeks we have noted how more individuals and companies are flocking to Chinese microblogs in an effort to reach out to Chi...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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Did Sina Just Introduce — and then Kill — an Anonymous News Reporting Platform?

Another day, another weird thing happening with Sina Weibo. This morning, we came across this story on China Internet Watch about a new weib...

  • April 19, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Gnip Now Providing Access to Social Data from Sina Weibo

Social data platform Gnip says its data is already being used by 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies to monitor social data from assorted se...

  • April 10, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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China’s Attempt to Banish Online Rumors is as Vague as the War On Terror

The ‘Internet Society of China’ (ISC) has today released a paper entitled Written Proposal on Resisting Internet Rumors that aim...

  • April 9, 2012
  • at 2:20 pm
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Instagram for Android Arrives, But Missing Sina Weibo Support

The massively popular Instagram app has just arrived on Android – but, oddly, it is missing the support for Sina Weibo, China’s ...

  • April 4, 2012
  • at 11:02 am
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Han Han Finally Starts Using Weibo

Han Han, one of China’s most popular bloggers and certainly its most popular author-slash-race-car-driver, has posted a new article to...

  • April 2, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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How to Post to Sina Weibo Without Registering Your Real Name

Well, we’re a couple weeks into the real-name regulations at Sina Weibo, and it seems like none of the weirdness is going away. Plenty...

  • March 30, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm
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Sina Admits to Investors It Has Failed to Implement Real Name Policy on Weibo

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA), which runs the popular Twitter-like Weibo.com, has publicly admitted that it has not fully implemented the government-ma...

  • April 30, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Rumor: Baidu and Other Search Engines Will Have to Stop Indexing Weibo Content

Chinese web researcher Hu Yanping has indicated there are rumors that authorities will ban Chinese search engines such as Baidu from indexin...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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London Mayor Fails at Weibo, Copy-and-Pasting Random Messages From Twitter

Surely the key element of social media marketing is to keep it relevant. And so London Mayor, Boris Johnson, seems to be failing at reaching...

  • April 19, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Why I Think Real Name Registration Hasn’t Really Affected Sina Weibo

We’ve done an awful lot of talking about weibo real-name registration here at Tech in Asia, because it’s both interesting and im...

  • April 16, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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New Intel China Boss Talks Mobile, Medfield, in Live Chat on Weibo

Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) new China chairman, Sean Maloney (pictured right), took to a live chat with Chinese netizens yesterday to explai...

  • April 10, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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The Sina Weibo App is Very, Very Addictive!

The real-name saga is ongoing in China, but I’m still able to tweet via Sina Weibo through its iPhone app. I have to admit that the re...

  • April 4, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Decoding Sina Weibo’s Real-Name Strategy

It’s no secret that Sina Weibo’s laissez-faire attitude towards implementing real-name registration and controlling (false) coup...

  • April 2, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Sina, Tencent Weibo Punished for Spreading Rumors [UPDATED: All Comments Banned]

According to a Xinhua report from late Friday evening, a spokesman from China’s National Internet Information Office has announced tha...

  • March 31, 2012
  • at 1:22 am
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Australian Politician Engages Chinese Votes on Sina Weibo

A couple of days ago we told you about how some businesses outside of China are taking advantage of the Sina Weibo platform to reach Chinese...

  • March 28, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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