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.



With the NSA, America is becoming more like Asia

The NSA's revelations are teaching us so much about what governments can do with technology, and how much information they can collect. Some...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
Read More

WeChat for BlackBerry

Blackberry finally gets WeChat Moments and Sina Weibo

WeChat and Sina Weibo users on Blackberry – what’s left of them – will finally be able to get their social networking fix within the...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
Read More

Charles Xue confession on Chinese TV

Charles Xue’s confession is a disaster for China’s web

Reading the news about Charles Xue’s taped confession over the weekend, it’s hard not to feel disheartened. If you missed it, we...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
Read More


Sina and Tencent investors unperturbed by crackdown on spreading rumors in China

In May, the Chinese government came down hard on Chinese web celebrities, launching a campaign to contain provocative news and rumors. Seve...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 11:35 pm
Read More


In China, tweeting rumors can now land you three years in jail…or worse

The latest barrage from the government in China’s ongoing war on rumors came yesterday, when China’s Supreme Court announced in ...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 12:46 am
Read More

Barra on Weibo

Ex-Google VP Hugo Barra joins Weibo ahead of Xiaomi’s launch event this afternoon

Former Google VP and vice president of product management for Android Hugo Barra has just signed up for Sina Weibo today (here). He’s ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 1:50 pm
Read More


Sina Weibo to launch super-fast earthquake notification service

More good news in the vein of social media being used for disaster response: China’s state seismological bureau, in an apparent cooper...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
Read More


Sina Weibo appoints agent to set up office in Singapore and Indonesia for expansion

We’ve received news that Sina Weibo has officially expanded to both Singapore and Indonesia, appointing a new company called Trends Med...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 6:25 pm
Read More


Sina’s WeChat competitor WeMeet might have a fatal flaw

Everyone in China seems in a hurry to rush after WeChat now for some reason. Why they waited until the app had more than 200 million active ...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
Read More

Sina Weibo read censored posts

Here’s how to read a post that’s been censored by Sina Weibo

The anti-censorship ninjas at FreeWeibo have come up with a decrypting tool that allows anyone to read the content of censored posts on Chin...

  • October 2, 2013
  • at 5:10 pm
Read More


Twitter sets its sights on Hong Kong and Taiwan, posts job listing for “Greater China”

Twitter is looking to expand its influence into Hong Kong and Taiwan, as indicated by a recent job opening posted on its website, for a ful...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 7:36 pm
Read More

Charles Xue confession on Chinese TV

In extraordinary scenes, outspoken blogger apologizes on Chinese state TV

Chinese authorities have recently been clamping down on some of the nation’s outspoken celebrity bloggers and Sina Weibo users, trying to ...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 2:49 pm
Read More


Chinese social critic and microblogger detained on economic charges

Most Chinese internet users probably wouldn’t recognize the name Dong Rubin, but many know the man by his online handle, bianmin (R...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
Read More


Innovation Works founder and CEO Kaifu Lee diagnosed with cancer

I write with a heavy heart that Innovation Works founder and CEO Kai-Fu Lee has been diagnosed with lymphoma. According to Lee’s official ...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 12:33 pm
Read More

Weibo and Jingdong

After Alibaba invests in Sina Weibo, rival Jingdong to ditch Weibo login option

Ah, the sweet’n’sour taste of petty revenge. One of China’s top e-commerce sites, Jingdong, will axe support soon for logi...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
Read More

Sina Weibo users in Singapore

Ahead of Southeast Asia expansion, Sina Weibo already has 1.5 million users in Singapore

It’s rare for Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, to reveal country-specific numbers. Indeed, it’s mostly just focuse...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
Read More


Shanghai police have investigated 170 suspects for creating 380 online rumors

Just last week we ran a quick story about several Chinese black PR operatives getting arrested for starting online rumors about, among other...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
Read More


First impressions: Sina releases WeChat competitor, WeMeet

WeMeet rolls your Weibo feed, RSS feeds, and a chat app all into one. The defining characteristic is the app's focus on groups.

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 10:39 pm
Read More