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  1. Censorship issue settled as authorities silence booming mainland Twitter clone

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... or the website will be censored - this uncomfortable but necessary decision has to be made,' he wrote. That was one of Mr Wang's final posts before censors shut down his microblogging website ... maintenance'. There are at least seven other microblogging websites in the mainland, but Fanfou was the only one shut down this month. It had a reputation of being more liberal than its rivals, though ...

  2. When Twitter fans lose their way, they tweet for help- then help local charity

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am

    ... with Clara Mak and Ben Sin The power of Twitter's real-time information flow was demonstrated well on Saturday night at TwestivalHK, a fund-raising gathering for fans of the micro-blogging service. Apparently more than a few people had trouble finding the venue (the Culture Club and Guru Indian restaurant in SoHo) and vented their frustration via- where else- Twitter. Those ...

  3. News of HK vigil slips past censors

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Hong Kong people who gathered to mourn June 4 last night: they represent the conscience of China,' one blogger said. The microblogging service Twitter was among a host of websites blocked ...

  4. Twitter goes down a tweet in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Hongkongers are tweeting more and more as the Twitter social networking site grows in popularity. The amount of activity and number of users on the online microblogging site that allows users to send 140-character messages to 'followers' is growing, Twitter enthusiasts say. There is, however, no official estimate of the number of users in Hong Kong. 'Key ...

  5. Obama town hall Twitter plan looks to skirt mainland censors

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok First it was the town hall speech and now it's Twitter. US President Barack Obama plans to bring his election-winning recipe for public engagement to China- but he'll have to get around the mainland's internet censors first. The United States consulate in Guangzhou set up an account on the micro-blogging service Twitter, one of a host of web ...

  6. Short and tweet

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... in 140 characters or fewer. This built-in concision has spawned the term 'micro-blogging'. Of the estimated 6 million users, celebrities have proved especially susceptible ... Whether Okri's optimistic tone describes Twitter itself remains to be seen. In any case, there is probably a newer, cooler and even more concise micro-blog up and running already. ...

  7. One in four now internet users, and half hook up using mobiles

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such services are increasingly popular among netizens, and many bloggers have chosen to link their blog updates to microblogging services. Li Zhi, an internet business expert for Analysys International, said: 'As microblogging and SMS become more popular and netizens use mobile phones to take pictures, update and release information almost all the time, the government will face more ...

  8. English-language papers report on activist's trial

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the case were still spreading on the internet as users circulated thoughts through blogs or increasingly popular microblogging services such as Twitter, even though it is blocked on the mainland. ...

  9. Tweeting your way to business success

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... with Samantha Kierath Soyabeans are dropping in Chicago as speculation mounts that China will release stockpiles, a British school group has left swine flu quarantine on the mainland and soaring property prices in the country have prompted calls for banks to be cautious about lending. And that is just in the last half-hour. Welcome to Twitter, the micro-blogging site ...

  10. Media told to play down coverage of Iran protests

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... 'The Iranian dictatorship fired on protesters, evicted foreign reporters, blocked websites- that reminds me of the 1989 massacre,' a mainland dissident wrote on Twitter, the micro-blogging ...




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