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  1. Microblogs a big part of student life

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. She was talking about her habit of using Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like social networking site on the mainland. 'On Weibo, I'm mostly interested in current events, what my friends are saying and information related to travelling and photography,' Deng says. Young people use Weibo and other microblogs to connect with their friends ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Microblogs become crucial state tool

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the beginning of this year. The number of governmentrelated weibo accounts on Sina.com, the most popular microblogging service on the mainland, has reached nearly 20,000. This includes more than 10,000 ... the director of the State Council Information Office, government and Communist Party departments and officials were encouraged to 'adopt weibo to serve society'. In an article published late ...

  5. Censors fight Shanghai bourse's loaded message

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... composite index closed down 64.89 points- indicating the date of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, which was being commemorated. Searches for the Shanghai index on Sina Weibo, a popular mainland ... online discussion of the anniversary of the events of June 4, 1989. Sina Weibo's censors yesterday blocked searches for terms including 'six four', 'date of 4', ...

  6. Internet office threatens action to curb rumours

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... indignation and condemnation from the public. The warning came amid fears among internet users that the government is preparing to tighten its control over Sina Weibo, the popular and influential ... Weibo followers by pretending to be female prostitute in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, and published nearly 400 fake diary entries about her. The man was fined 500 yuan (HK$609) and given ...

  7. Party tightens grip on social media sites

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the deadly Wenzhou high-speed-train crash on July 23. Used by more than 200 million mainlanders, Twitter-like microblog services, such as the popular Weibo owned by Sina Corporation, have become ... and limit the influence of Weibo users who post rumours. Bei Feng, a Hong Kong-based internet analyst, said microblog operators would exercise more self-censorship. 'But [authorities] still ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Microblog users on net after deadline

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sina Weibo spokesman Liu Qi told the Guangzhou Daily on Tuesday that 60 per cent of users would have registered by yesterday. Bruce Tang, a Beijing-based internet analyst, said real-name ... said on Sina Weibo. ...

  10. Social media finding ways around censors

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... before,' he said. The rise of microblogs has also shone a spotlight on censorship. Users of Sina Weibo, a microblogging site similar to Twitter, doubled to 103 million in the period from March to June last year. Weibo, which means microblog in Chinese, claims to have half the market, with 50 million users on the mainland and 600,000 in Hong Kong. 'Yes we have a team ...




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