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 Weibo Credit System Has Docked 200k Users, Dealt with 15 Million Complaints

Sina Weibo Credit System Has Docked 200k Users, Dealt with 15 Million Complaints

A little over a year ago, in response to mounting concerns about the spread of harmful rumors on its platform, Sina Weibo implemented a R...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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CASS Report: China’s Microbloggers Are Young, Under-Educated, and Poor

WeChat may be the fastest-growing social service in China right now, but microblogging is still huge. But who are the users behind the keybo...

  • June 26, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Sina Weibo and Alibaba

After Alibaba Investment, Sina Weibo Puts Daily Deals in the Social Stream

It’s only been about five weeks since e-commerce titan Alibaba invested nearly $600 million to take a significant stake in Sina Weibo, Chi...

  • June 4, 2013
  • at 10:39 am
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MelonFriends Targets Overseas Chinese, Combines Twitter, Facebook and Weibo in One App

If you’ve got friends all over the globe, those buddies are probably scattered across not just lots of nations but also several social med...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Sina Weibo and Alibaba

Is Sina’s Stock Undervalued?

Yesterday, Sina Tech sub-site Startup Stories posted an interesting op-ed from T.H. Capital CEO Hou Xiaotian entitled “Why is SinaR...

  • May 14, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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China’s Top 10 Smartphone Apps for Android and iOS

Chinese research firm iResearch recently released its breakdown of China’s mobile market in January of 2013, and that report includes,...

  • May 6, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Chinese Netizens and Their Love Affair With European Footballers on Weibo (INFOGRAPHIC)

Mailman Group has come back with another infographic about how popular European footballers are on Twitter-esque services Sina Weibo and Ten...

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Why Did Alibaba Invest $586 Million in Sina Weibo?

Yesterday we learned that the rumors that had been swirling for months were true: e-commerce giant Alibaba has invested a huge chunk of cash...

  • April 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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With One New App, Every Sina Weibo Post Can Be Easily Translated into English

A couple of months ago we previewed the creation of a new kind of third-party app for Sina Weibo – one that would translate the mostly...

  • April 24, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Weibo Users Can Change the Color of Beijing's Olympic Pool

Thanks to a Conceptual Artist, Weibo Users Can Change the Color of Beijing’s Olympic Pool

Most users of Sina Weibo or Tencent Weibo won’t realise this, but every time they use an emoticon on the Twitter-esque social networks, th...

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 3:59 pm
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Youku Sina Weibo

With an Eye on Mobile Video Viewers, Youku and Sina Weibo Form a Partnership

With an eye to the many Sina Weibo users who access the Twitter-like service via mobile, two of China’s web giants have formed an interest...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 3:08 pm
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Japanese Netizens Have Fun Impersonating Line’s Cartoony Characters [PICS]

Japan-made social messaging app Line sees about 70 percent of users outside of Japan, which is a good rate of global expansion. But the most...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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WeiboSuite Translates Censored Sina Weibo Posts Into English, Is Awesome

The folks at Hong Kong University’s China Media Project have been doing incredible work looking at Chinese media and social media for ...

  • May 15, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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How Alibaba Saved Weibo and Chinese Society (Maybe)

Jack Ma may have officially retired as Alibaba CEO, but he’s still the guy to talk to when it comes to all things Ali. This weekend at...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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SnapWeibo: This Weibo Post Will Self-Destruct in 10 Seconds

If you’re a fan of Sina Weibo but don’t like the idea of your posts swirling around the web for all of eternity, you might like ...

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 8:45 pm
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Sina Weibo Has Already Added Taobao Ads in Wake of Alibaba Investment

Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after the announcement of Alibaba’s huge investment in Sina Weibo, Taobao advertisements ...

  • April 30, 2013
  • at 11:56 pm
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Alibaba Gets More Social, Takes Stake in Sina Weibo for $586 Million

China’s top e-commerce company has secured what could be the biggest web deal of the year in the country. Alibaba, which has been a lo...

  • April 29, 2013
  • at 10:42 pm
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Kaifu Lee: Rumors of Weibo’s Death Are Exaggerated

We’ve written a lot about the rise of WeChat and the danger it poses to Sina Weibo. Last night, a weibo post (ironically enough) sugge...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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