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.

Censored by Weibo

What has been seen can be unseen: a catalog of photos censored by China’s Sina Weibo

There’s a lot that cannot be said on China’s internet. And there’s much that cannot be shown as well. That’s why US-...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 12:33 pm
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Weibo active users

Sina Weibo: we’re still seeing growth, now up to 60.2 million daily active users

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) released its Q3 earnings report overnight, revealing that its Twitter-like Weibo saw growing revenues. In the post-earnin...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Sina Weibo enters Twitter’s turf in Southeast Asia. Suicidal or genius? (Startup Asia preview)

Sina Weibo is no stranger to most of us. It first started as a Twitter clone, and has since innovated to morph into an offering that surpas...

  • November 7, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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P1 landing page

China’s most exclusive social network hits 3 million users, pivots to mobile (formerly is a Chinese social network for people with a taste for the finer things in life. Since 2007, it’s catered to...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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6 international celebrities you didn’t know were on Chinese social network Sina Weibo

While mobile messaging app WeChat is the fastest growing social media platform in China, when it comes to following movers and shakers in Ch...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 3:03 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sina Weibo punishes or deletes over 100,000 accounts that violated new government rules

Sina Weibo punishes or deletes over 100,000 accounts that violated new government rules

Authorities in China issued new rules this summer in order to tidy up online discourse in the country. These new guidelines are called the S...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Sina Weibo does banking

Sina Weibo making more money than ever, ad revenue up 125%

Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social network, posted more big gains in Sina‘s (NASDAQ:SINA) Q3 2013 report (article in Chi...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 12:49 pm
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Pele Weibo

Sina Weibo gets personal, now lets brands and celebrities offer subscriptions to followers

Sina Weibo, China’s hottest Twitter-like social network, is making a big move to revamp its celebrity and brand pages. Starting this w...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Online pre-orders for the Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and MITV sell out in under 2 minutes

Today Xiaomi, the hyped-up Chinese phonemaker, held its first online sales of the new Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and the smart MITV, and both dev...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 1:02 pm
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twitter sina eye

How Twitter’s IPO affects Sina Weibo

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) investors are keeping a watchful eye on the news about Twitter‘s IPO. Despite the Chinese web giant’s more ...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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