How Weibo became China’s most popular blogging platform
Weibo is a Twitter-like microblogging service used by hundreds of millions of users. Launched by Sina in 2009, it regularly censors topics deemed sensitive or inappropriate by the Chinese government.
Weibo -- often known as China’s Twitter -- is the country’s most popular blogging site.
Throughout the years, the platform has gone through a number of redesigns. In its present form, Weibo is a little like Facebook’s news feed. It shows posts from friends and other people you follow. Users are allowed up to 2,000 characters per post -- in addition to one video, song, or multiple photos.
The number recovered a year later, thanks to the growing number of netizens from lower-tier cities and rural areas. Today Weibo is still one of the major news sources for those living inside China -- as well as those on the outside, looking for a window into the minds of people in China.