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  1. News - China

    Broadband browsing at 32,000 feet: Air China introduces new fast internet service

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:26pm by Andrea Chen

    ... was a similar experience to surfing at home, a director on board a flight from Beijing to Chengdu posted in his Sina Weibo account on Wednesday afternoon. Xiao Yang, a mainland microfilm director ...

  2. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    Brad Pitt deletes first Weibo post

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Hollywood star Brad Pitt cold feet. After attracting a lot of buzz with his debut on Sina Weibo on Monday, he quickly deleted his first post. The star of Inglorious Basterds followed ... blogosphere or was coming to China. It's odd that Pitt chose Chinese Sina Weibo over Twitter. But there's little doubt it was him because the service requires celebrities to verify ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Would you pay for social media?

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie carter lifestyle@scmp.com Get out of my Facebook Would you pay for Facebook or Weibo if it meant not having to look at adverts? Until a few months ago I was in the habit of firing up ... and it's understandable given the rising importance of social media around the globe. "Facebook, Twitter or Weibo beginning to charge users would be a suicidal development for those social ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TELEVISION

    Standing ovation or lost in translation? The 'accidental' popularity of American comedy shows in China

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:19pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... to 1.6 million visits and has a Sina Weibo account with over 40,000 fans. Regular visitors to the site are largely internationally-minded and well traveled Chinese nationals like Sophie Lu, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Marathon running is becoming popular on the mainland

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by Jeanette Wang

    ... that deemed safe by the World Health Organisation. "I ran my first marathon today," a runner wrote on social media site Weibo. "The air was so polluted that my nose turned black after ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

    A made-in-China operating system rises to take on Android and iOS

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:22am by Jeremy Blum

    ... websites such as Sina Weibo and Baidu. Since news of the operating system first broke, there has been no official word on when China’s mobile device manufacturers will adopt it for mainstream use. Speculation and debate about the necessity and value of COS have hit the internet. A CCTV report on the operating system attracted nearly eight thousand comments on Sina Weibo, and many members ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - GAMING

    Terrible or terribly addictive? The viral video game phenomenon of Flappy Bird

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:29pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... forums and social networks like Sina Weibo have called the game everything from “terrible” to “terribly addictive.” “This game is horrible,” one commentator on QQ Tech wrote. “Playing this makes ... creators in Vietnam are tons more innovative than those in China,” one Sina Weibo poster wrote. “Vietnam is definitely not the weak country that Chinese media always paints it as.” Flappy Bird ’s ...

  8. News - China Insider - APPS

    In China, not all mobile apps are made equal

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 05:47pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... apps like WeChat and Sina Weibo were popular in bigger cities, with 53.8 per cent of those surveyed saying that they used the programs frequently to communicate with friends. In bottom tier ... historically preferred slightly different social network apps. The most obvious difference is seen when observing China’s microblog services. Sina Weibo is widely touted as number one, with 287 million ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Single mainlanders are learning how to enjoy life on their own

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:41am by Andrea Chen

    ... has proved very popular, Cai says. Her subscribers and Weibo followers are single and share her sentiments. "Many of my subscribers don't even know how to cook. They simply enjoy ... functions as an amplifier- drew more than 20,000 comments and reposts in a day, after Chinese writer and racing driver Han Han uploaded it onto Weibo two weeks before Singles Day. Online shoppers ...

  10. News - China Insider - ENTERTAINMENT

    Celebrity power couple Faye Wong, Li Yapeng divorce after eight years of marriage

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 09:05pm by Shirley Zhao Xiaoying

    ... The disclosure on her Weibo page was reposted more than 70,000 times and attracted almost 30,000 comments from her shocked fans within half an hour. "Our affinity and connection as a husband ... as well." The 44-year-old Canto-pop and Mando-pop diva, who is based in Beijing, married mainlander and former actor Li in 2005. In a posting on his Weibo page later, Li, who is two years ...




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