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  1. Censors can't hide deleted Weibo posts

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com A software program that can recover deleted posts from the mainland microblogging site Sina Weibo has been developed at the University of Hong Kong. Mainland censors monitor the Chinese version of Twitter for politically sensitive posts and delete them but a university pilot project, WeiboScope, allows researchers to recover and analyse ...

  2. Weibo ad push gets analysts' backing

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com The mainland microblogging service Sina Weibo, with more than 130,000 corporate users as potential clients, is poised to kick off its role as a platform for advertising campaigns on a strong note, analysts say. Weibo, the mainland's most popular Twitter-like platform, operated by the Nasdaq-listed online media giant Sina, is expected to officially ...

  3. Sina may block posting of 'rumours'

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Sina, the operator of China's massively popular microblogging service, Weibo, may introduce a 'credibility system' in which users who post rumours would be 'penalised' and their influence 'removed'. No details were given. Authorities have pressured Weibo's operators recently to curb online rumours, ...

  4. Sina plans to keep investing in microblog

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing's tight grip on internet content. Sina Weibo is the top social-networking platform on the mainland, where Twitter is banned. In a growing number of cities, when users set up a Sina Weibo account they must register with their real name and a mobile number. The new rules 'had an impact' on Sina Weibo's growth, said Charles Chao, Sina's CEO. The service added ...

  5. Officials encouraged to go online

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as the State Council's Information Office, encouraged government agencies and officials to better employ Weibo to engage the public and channel public opinion, Xinhua reported. 'I hope the party and government agencies and officials set up Weibo accounts with an open and confident attitude to respond to topical issues and clarify rumours,' he said. More than 200 million posts ...

  6. Beijing acts on bloggers

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer BEIJING- Social media has been in the spotlight, with Sina Weibo's new rules for mainland bloggers coming into effect on Monday. Users can have their accounts closed if they continually post politically sensitive content. Meanwhile, mainlanders spotted Facebook guru Mark Zuckerberg making a brief appearance on a Chinese TV documentary about policing. No one seems to know ...

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    Tencent's 'WeChat' instant-message app will challenge Sina

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... computers to smartphones and tablets. The trend is pulling users away from Tencent's offerings toward competitors like Sina's Twitter-like microblog service, Weibo, which built a user base ...

  8. Jim Chim blows off steam with video rant that reaches a million-plus via the Net

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wanna Say [Cantonese expletive]- a spoof of Andy Lau Tak-wah's I Don't Wanna Say Goodbye. He promoted it on his Weibo (China's version of Twitter) account, and in just four days ... suit. It has spread like wildfire and is getting positive responses on the internet, thanks to Weibo. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the now infamous collaborative rap video with MC Jin ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... If language becomes a barrier for learning, the city cannot tout itself as a multinational hub Unison activist Fermi Wong, who says the government should not ignore the special needs of students from ethnic minorities I was confused because none of my posts related to the rumours Political scientist Zhang Ming, who has about 250,000 followers on Sina weibo, on Beijing's clamp ...

  10. Media censorship of premier's words mocked online

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao and Keith Zhai The official media's decision to change a transcript of remarks by Premier Wen Jiabao to refer to 'weibo' rather than Twitter has been ... 'Twitter' to 'weibo', meaning mainland-based microblogging, and left out another sentence by Wen: 'If you don't believe it, you can go see it on Twitter.' 'Premier, ...




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