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Infographic: China’s microblogging giants sized up

Infographic: China’s microblogging giants sized up

By Mon, Aug 08, 2011 1:00PM UTC Comments Off Infographic: China’s microblogging giants sized up

Chinese microblogging is a topic rarely off the radar in Asia, and recently its role in overcoming censorship and information bureaus in reporting the Wenzhoubar train crash garnered considerable interest. With that in mind, the infographic below (via TechCrunch), from competitive intelligence agency Digimind, comparing the country’s leading Weibo (microblogging) providers Sina and Tecent will be...

Billionaire’s public break-up demonstrates significance of microblogging in China

By Sat, Jun 18, 2011 12:00PM UTC Comments Off Billionaire’s public break-up demonstrates significance of microblogging in China

The Chinese webspace was buzzing last week after high profile, billionaire Chinese businessman Wang Gongquan took to the web to reveal his decision to leave his wife and elope with his mistress. The corresponding message, posted to his Sina Weibo (China “Twitter equivalent”) account went viral taking China by storm and demonstrating the hugely active social...