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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - INTERNET

    Speculation over Xi Jinping's weibo account

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Microblog with rare photos and details of party leader's itinerary attracts thousands of followers Speculation over weibo window into the life of Xi ... if not the man himself. Since its debut late last month, the Sina Weibo account "Fans Group to Learn From Xi" has demonstrated an unusual level of access to the recently installed Communist ...

  4. News - China

    Former Google China head Lee Kai-fu sows seeds of change

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... a breath of fresh air for mainland internet users, who are blocked from much of the web. The same qualities may also have led to him being banned from Sina Weibo for three days in February, after ... The ban only added to his popularity, though some of his Weibo followers came to fear for his safety and suggested that he should start pulling his punches. "But I don't really think ...

  5. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Actress Wang Luodan the bee's knees on Chinese social media

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 05:27pm by Staff Reporter

    ... posted a photo of her bruised knees onto her Sina Weibo account on Wednesday with the caption, “I’ve always felt this was the only way to show you have ever loved”. Wang’s said the bruises were ... “that’s what she said” if this had occurred elsewhere, her post has since been forwarded a staggering 42,000 times across Weibo and has generated a trail of some 18,000 – mostly suggestive ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    The myth of Chinese social media user numbers

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 03:47pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... by comparing just two simple figures published by CNNIC. 1. “By the end of 2012, China had 309 million Weibo users”-- Weibo refers Chinese Twitter-style social media site. 2. “By the end of 2012, China had 275 million social media users.” So please clarify CNNIC that, does these numbers mean that you does not regard Weibo as “social media site”? The second question is a bit complicated ...

  7. Comment - Blogs - INTERNET

    How much can happen in a Chinese internet minute?

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 04:35pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Much of mainland cyberspace may be blocked by a cumbersome great firewall, but that hasn’t hindered, in any way, the speed and quantity of what goes on a single digital minute there. Sixty seconds - a recent report by Resonance China  called "What Happens in a China Internet Minute" has found - is all it would take for 950,000 microblog posts to be published onto Sina Weibo ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tap social media to connect better with mainlanders

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by SUSAN CHAN

    ... Susan Chan Susan Chan says reaching out via weibo, to explain our policies, can improve relations Tap social media to better connect with mainlanders The past few years have seen ... to get the message across to people on the mainland. But how do we do that? Why not leverage the power of the internet? Weibo has become a popular and effective tool of communication ...

  9. News - China

    Social media in China redraws old battle lines between left and right

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Social media like Weibo is helping China have the type of debate it hasn't seen in decades Old battle lines recast between left and right "P*** off and go ... University law scholar, referring to the 2008 protests in Beijing by hundreds of students opposed to "foreign interference" in Tibet. Much of the change has been driven by Sina Weibo ...

  10. News - China - Shanghai

    Migrant worker's family savings rain down on Shanghai pedestrians

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 03:33pm by Ernest Kao

    ... a conscience?" wrote one netizen on Sina Weibo. "People in urban metropoles like Shanghai have no morals. All they care about is money," another said. Another said: "The government never treats migrant workers with respect. This is what happens in cities like Shanghai." The story, first shared by weibo user Xuankejiong, has been forwarded 112,000 times and drawn more than ...




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