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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Weibo: Smartisan hammered, Qihoo hints of shakeup

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:43pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young It's rare that one issue dominates the blogosphere among the many tech executives who like to tweet about their companies on their microblog accounts. But the past week saw one such debate occur around a spat between 2 old friends in the s ...

  2. Lifestyle

    Web's big names come and go

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:37pm by Jamie Carter

    ... of the modern internet but it hasn't always been. Before Facebook (2004), Twitter (2006) and Weibo (2009) came the likes of Friendster, Bebo and MySpace. Launched in 2004, MySpace was a pioneering ... of TimeWarner. Spun off in 2009, AOL remains a reasonably big fish behind the scenes, owning Huffington Post, Engadget, and TechCrunch. AOL may be forgotten, but it's far from gone. Facebook, Weibo ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    First YouTube, now Weibo: US filmmakers Wong Fu Productions return to roots

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 08:58pm by Xenia Chan

    ... it was launched in 2007, and the team is looking to expand here. They visited Hong Kong in April and have since started a microblogging account on Sina Weibo, with the full intention of engaging a Chinese audience. Their Weibo posts are a mix of Chinese and English. One post highlights a recent video in which Mando-pop singer Leehom Wang, who is also Asian American, is a guest star. Chan said ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SMARTPHONE ACCESSORIES

    How to turn your phone into a professional movie camera

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:03pm by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Just say 'action' Is there anything that smartphones can't do? Citizen journalism has so far been all about eye-witness reporting using Weibo, Twitter, Skype and other forms of instant communication. But the quality has been poor, with shaky, low-resolution video and poor sound. It doesn't have to be this way, as journalists ...

  7. News - China

    Chinese iPhone accessory sellers ahead of the game

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:53am by MANDY ZUO

    ... China Mobile followed suit three days later. As early as June, Taiwanese actor Jimmy Lin Chih-ying posted on his Weibo account a photo of himself holding what he claimed was an iPhone 6, which ...

  8. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Is the end near for text messages in mainland China?

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and social media platforms such as WeChat and Weibo. Texts generated less than 22 billion yuan (HK$27.6 billion) in revenue for mainland telecommunications companies in the first five months ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    Social Climber

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Jamie Carter

    ... With Facebook banned by the government, social networking is dominated by WeChat, Qzone, Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo, with Youku, Qzone and Tudou on the rise. However, Facebook does have a role. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Diplomacy in the digital age: How Twitter, Facebook have changed statecraft

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 04:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris When Canada’s ambassador to China posted photos of his car on the embassy’s weibo page, the instant, mass response boosted his country’s image in a way that surely stunned many diplomats. Hundreds of Chinese netizens posted comments marvelling that the Canadian envoy at the time – David Mulroney – was driving a relatively inexpensive car compared ...




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