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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

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    In character

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Sian Powell

    ... Sian Powell and Jie Chen look at the weibo effect In character The mainland's internet universe is a closed book to nearly all Westerners- few know even the most rudimentary basics of spoken Putonghua, let alone have a grasp of the written language. Yet an explosion of interest in mainland microblogging sites, known as weibos (" weibo " loosely translates ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Baidu corners market in online advertising

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was Sina, with 6.8 per cent of the market share. Sina, as the leading player in the microblogging market with its Weibo platform, has a lot of potential to increase its market share and catch up with Google China, according to Alex Mou, chief executive of Zuosa, a website providing Weibo-related software and analysis. Sina maintained that by the end of April, Weibo had already gathered 140 ...

  8. Blogger not sitting pretty after boasts trigger web hunt

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they've dined at to Weibo, the mainland's answer to microblogging website Twitter. But Guo Meiling took her high-status boasting a touch too far when, in addition to picturing her collection ... of Commerce'. Indignant Weibo users assumed Guo, who posted under the username Guo MeimeiBaby, was referring to the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), the mainland branch of the international medical ...

  9. Michele Reis gives her fans running updates on her latest role- as mother

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... travelled fast as the new parents released a photo of their son on a public relations firm's account on weibo (the Chinese equivalent of Twitter). It's not surprising that Reis chose to spread the news via the microblogging service- she's quite a weibo addict. The day before she went into labour, she was still updating her account, saying: 'Everyone is trying ...

  10. Microblog shut down over HK photo

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that might spark curiosity among internet users who want to know what really happened.' He said he did not blame Sina Weibo for the removal of his account. 'It shouldn't be within ... microblog. He was not sure what would happen to his account. Bei Feng, a Hong Kong-based internet analyst whose Sina Weibo accounts have been killed off more than 30 times, said the photo had crossed ...




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