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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. Net tightens on online rumours

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to manage [mainland microblogging site] Weibo,' Song said, adding that provinces and municipalities were also experimenting with new controls. 'For example, Beijing's municipal government is likely to promulgate a real-name requirement system to regulate Weibo soon.' Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, has become a mighty conduit for sharing information, expressing ...

  4. A new Orwellian euphemism for stifling online dissent

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Security' is a suitably Orwellian euphemism that expresses the party's fear of microblogs, in particular Weibo, the mainland's version of Twitter. Comments appearing on it are often ... officials, the 200-million-plus Weibo users are mostly unimpressed by their leaders. Worse, microblogs are now so omnipresent that even the tame traditional media have been forced to pick up ...

  5. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Photo blogger on the Beijing beat

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Simon Song

    ... magazine - they have an "iPhone Gallery" showing people's iPhone photos, so they asked me to give them some of my iPhone pictures. I started a Weibo [microblog] account in June and post photos regularly there, aside from Instagram. Now I have nearly 1,000 Weibo fans. All my fans on Weibo are Chinese, so I only put Chinese there, no English. I put more personal photos ...

  6. Fledgling official microblogs still have way to go

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... posted a press release about the gunfight, which started around 10.20am on June 3, on the force's website and Weibo, the mainland's most popular microblog service, at 4.20pm. At 8.29pm a one-sentence posting, only on Weibo, said the gunman had been shot dead around 8pm. It was probably the first 'almost real-time' microblog post on a crime by mainland police. In a mainland ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Bloggers must register names as grip tightens

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... before posting online. Microblog operators registered in Beijing, including Sina- owner of the most popular microblog, Weibo, with more than 250 million users- will also have to 'establish ...

  9. Cyberpolice silence high-profile think tank

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... recent postings alerting the public to Chen's plight. Shen, a veteran journalist in Guangzhou who uses the pen-name Shi Feike, said his Sina Weibo microblog had nearly 100,000 followers ...

  10. Out of control

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... microblogs. And grass-roots people, who previously had no outlet to express their views, can now speak up and make their voices heard. Major mainland portals run their own microblogs. Sina Weibo boasts the biggest number of bloggers and is also the most-monitored by the government. Rival Tencent Weibo has a strong user base and appeals to a younger demographic. NetEase's 163.com ...



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