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  1. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Secretive world of the young, low-paid Weibo censors is revealed

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Young, mostly male and stressed-out- Sina's squads of monitors don't last long in the job Weibo censors gripe over boredom and low wages In a modern office building on the outskirts of the Chinese city of Tianjin, rows of censors stare at computer screens. Their mission: delete any post on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, deemed offensive or politically ...

  2. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    China State Council’s new weibo draws ire for barring comments

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Netizens welcomed the move but also criticised the State Council for barring comments from the public. The Sina Weibo account has drawn more than 300,000 followers with 15 posts, as of Tuesday. Each post consists of a headline of regulations and a link to the State Council’s website. “I won’t follow someone if I can’t comment,” said one weibo user. “The government should encourage ...

  3. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Instagram appears blocked in China as photos of ‘occupied’ Hong Kong circulate

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:19am by Patrick Boehler

    ... in Beijing, Shenzhen, Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang and Yunnan on Monday, according to the Chinese censorship monitoring website greatfirewallofchina.org. #ins top search on weibo after Instagram ... with a focus on user privacy. Lack of access to Instagram sparked a deluge of angry comments and turned into one of the highest trending topics on Chinese microblogs on Monday, according to Weibo’s own ...

  4. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    State media duped again by fake Time cover of Wu Renbao

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:50pm by Ernest Kao

    ... on Sina Weibo along with a photo of the cover. It praised Wu for his achievements in transforming Huaxi and how he once graced a 2005 cover of Time . But as astute netizens on weibo were quick ... was genuine,” a weibo user said. ...

  5. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Almost all Weibo messages are generated by just 5 per cent of users

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:08pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Nine out of ten posts come from a core user group of just ten million people, new research shows The reach of Weibo, the popular microblogging ... circulating within minutes among its millions of users. Figuring out how many people actually use Weibo is a mammoth task: marketing companies have set up millions of zombie accounts to create ...

  6. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Cameron's Weibo deluged with questions on looted artefacts, ADIZ and Wendi Deng

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 12:42pm by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron is no doubt a popular foreign politician amongst Chinese as his new account with Sina Weibo, China’s biggest microblogging service provider, has gathered more than 220,000 followers since his arrival in the country on Monday. Although Cameron said he hoped the account in Mandarin would help him reach out ...

  7. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Charles Xue Biqun admits Weibo fuelled ego, state media reports

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com State media carries confession by Charles Xue in apparent effort to boost case for crackdown on internet celebrities and online rumour-mongering Weibo star vows to work with Beijing Chinese-American investor Charles Xue Biqun, a popular weibo commentator who was detained last month on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes, has offered to work ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL MEDIA

    CY Leung gets a Sina Weibo account, but no posts yet

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 11:30am by Ernest Kao

    ... Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has kicked off his second year in Hong Kong's top office by launching a Sina Weibo account  amid flagging approval ratings and increased public ... microblogging platform Tencent Weibo last year while campaigning for the position of chief executive against Henry Tang Ying-yen and Albert Ho Chun-yan. That account now appears to be abandoned. His ...

  9. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Graphic 'travel blog' adds to India's tourism woes

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 06:07pm by Ernest Kao

    ... I have been to, some say worse than both Pakistan and Bangladesh. It was beyond the scope of my imagination,” the travel blog read. The blog was forwarded on Sina Weibo more than 120,200 times and had attracted more than 37,000 comments since it was first posted last Tuesday. The Indian tourism bureau’s official weibo account, Incredible India , was bombarded with comments, negative ...

  10. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Wenzhou broadcaster ‘displays anti-Communist messages’ in apparent hacking attack

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... with a photo of a tank on Tiananmen square. “This is a significant event for the television industry.” Sina Weibo user “I found it irritating... it doesn’t feel right to vent your opinions ... are currently trying to solve this issue, we hope viewers will understand,” the Wenzhou branch of China Cable, said on Sina Weibo. Several photos posted on the site – which were later deleted – showed ...




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