We Are Social Asia Tuesday Tuneup #163

Mar 03, 15 We Are Social Asia Tuesday Tuneup #163

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China’s social network sites remove fake accounts An estimated 60,000 fake accounts have been removed by Sina Weibo , WeChat and QQ — China’s top social media sites. This comes after the country’s State Internet Information Office (SIIO) implemented new regulations to “promote the healthy development of the internet industry”....

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We Are Social Asia Tuesday Tuneup #162

Feb 24, 15 We Are Social Asia Tuesday Tuneup #162

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China’s Lunar New Year TV show gives away cash through social media In a twist to the traditional red packets that are given out during Lunar New Year, China’s state TV extravaganza gave away cash to viewers via platforms like WeChat and Weibo . The 5-hour Chinese New Year’s Eve TV show gave away RMB 500million in cash during the...

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Twitter appears to be testing a Sina Weibo-style ‘recommended accounts’ feature

Sep 18, 14 Twitter appears to be testing a Sina Weibo-style ‘recommended accounts’ feature

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It’s been a year of experimentation from Twitter, and the latest feature that the company is piloting is the option to favorite other users’ accounts. Favoriting has taken on a new meaning in recent times. For many users it is more akin to a Facebook ‘Like’ or an act of acknowledgement rather than the original premise of...

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We Are Social Asia Tuesday Tuneup #139

Sep 03, 14 We Are Social Asia Tuesday Tuneup #139

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Twitter confirms upcoming office in Indonesia Following Facebook’s and Apple’s moves to open offices in Indonesia, Twitter has revealed that it will also be setting up an office there within the next six months. Adam Bain, Twitter’s global president for revenue and partnerships tweeted from Jakarta last week, confirming this...

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We Are Social Asia Tuesday TuneUp #137

Aug 20, 14 We Are Social Asia Tuesday TuneUp #137

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#icebucketchallenge goes viral around the world A hashtag called #icebucketchallenge  started trending over the weekend on social media. This tag is associated with a cool challenge, accomplished by dumping a bucket of ice water (or ice cubes) on yourself, then posting and tagging a photo of the feat on social media. Upon...

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We Are Social Asia Tuesday TuneUp #133

Jul 22, 14 We Are Social Asia Tuesday TuneUp #133

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Alibaba launches new social network China’s biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba , has launched an Instagram-type social network where users can tag brands that appear in photos. Users can also follow brands and friends, and share their photos on  other social networks like Sina Weibo. The social network, called Fun, is built into...

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