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Where do Weibo users live? City and provincial breakdown of various Chinese Internet statistics

Jun 10, 14 Where do Weibo users live? City and provincial breakdown of various Chinese Internet statistics

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City and provincial breakdown of various Chinese Internet statistics.

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Sina Weibo to Launch Smartphone Apps for Sellers

Jun 10, 14 Sina Weibo to Launch Smartphone Apps for Sellers

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Weibo.com announced last week they are opening up its Weibo Payment for third parties including both businesses and individuals. This week, some images are leaked on China internet showing the to-be-launched smartphone app called “Weimai” (or Micro-sell) for sellers to manage product inventories and provide online...

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Weibo Rumor Watch: Want to Access Gmail in China? Read Communist Propaganda First

Jun 08, 14 Weibo Rumor Watch: Want to Access Gmail in China? Read Communist Propaganda First

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Social media users on Twitter and Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging platform, have complained about slow or spotty Internet access, particularly to Google and Gmail, during the countdown to China’s leadership transition. But is it a result of the Party’s desperate attempt to draw eyeballs to the 18th Party Congress, where the...

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Newtown vs. Guangshan: the Chinese perspective

Jun 06, 14 Newtown vs. Guangshan: the Chinese perspective

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For many Americans, there’s a sense that the United States has not fared well in the comparisons inevitably invited by the attacks that occurred on the same day in elementary schools in Newtown, Connecticut and Guangshan, China. In Newtown, 20 children were killed. In Guangshan, 22 may have lost fingers, or ears, but they survived.

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64 Tiananmen-related words blocked today (June 4, 2014)

Jun 05, 14 64 Tiananmen-related words blocked today (June 4, 2014)

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     (photo credit: CND.org?) Today, on the 25th anniversary of troops being ordered into Tiananmen Square to clear student demonstrators, I tested several hundred June 4-related keywords on Weibo. I used the same set of keywords that I tested last year at The Citizen Lab, and I found relatively...

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Weibo to Open Up Weibo Payment This Month

Jun 05, 14 Weibo to Open Up Weibo Payment This Month

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Weibo has announced this morning to open up its Weibo Payment for third parties, including enterprises and individuals. Weibo Payment was launched this January, co-developed by Weibo.com and Alipay. With Weibo Payment integrated, third parties can streamline the payment process on Weibo for better user experience and higher...

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