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    Former Google China boss complains of censorship on Twitter

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 05:36pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... posting original tweets on Twitter, complaining against censorship in China. Lee, who runs his own venture capital firm in Beijing, said that in the past six months, 78 of his posts on Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like social media site, had been deleted. “Judge for yourself, do you think these 78 posts really needed to be axed?” Lee asked, pasting a link to his personal page on Sina Weibo ...

  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. News - China Insider - Twitter

    Frustrated Chinese bloggers greet Twitter’s successful IPO with satire

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 12:19pm by Chunxiao Li

    ... Sina Weibo easier to use than Twitter. “Those who say they don’t even like using Twitter are missing the point,” said the author in retort. “How can you be glad when you are deprived ... Both Sina Weibo, the country’s most popular microblogging service, and its competitor Tencent Weibo, boast more than 500 million registered users. The share value of Nasdaq-listed Sina ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Digest: International or local, what kind of news do you like the most?

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 03:00pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]- Mediabistro   #DigitalChina-- China Social Sharing Report For H1 2012- @chinainternet  -- The number of Chinese Weibo user reaches 327 million, the increase might slow ...

  7. Lifestyle - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital lifestyle: sports marketing

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... events. The deal will see Pele take part in television commercials and product endorsements. Tellingly, that week he'd opened his Weibo account, attracting 40,000 followers without a shred ... says. "It took Weibo less than one year to reach this number of users … and now, five years after its creation, Weibo has over 300 million users." The endorsement dollars follow. A 50 ...

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    DJR Digest: Some thoughts on future journalism, and some facts of China’s digital giants

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 03:01pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... Tencent looks to emerging markets for growth, link-- Interview: How China’s giant Tencent makes users pay, link-- Sina Weibo Dominates During Olympics, link   #Sparkle-- 32 Journalism Innovations, ...

  9. Nothing can stop the empty chair, one Net user writes as officials race to remove offending posts

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Prize ceremony. It started when two pictures of an empty chair, symbolising Liu's inability to attend the award ceremony, were posted on Twitter and Sina's Weibo microblog yesterday. They featured a red banner with Chinese characters congratulating Liu on his award, hung outside a building thought to be at a university in Changsha, Hunan. One Weibo user said the picture was deleted ...

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    Xi Jinping's punctuality #FAIL wins him Twitter hashtag

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 01:12pm by John Kennedy

    ... some love as stepped up to the microphone, even a man crush  - and a search on Sina Weibo for Xi's name still excludes 'tweets' from individual users. The anticipation of waiting ...




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