All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘weibo’

Jackie Chan Confirms Once Again That He’s Not Dead

Jackie Chan is one of the best martial artists/stunt actors to have ever lived. That doesn’t mean he’s invincible though. His stunts are oftentimes dangerous, and people use that as an excuse to start spreading rumors that he has died. Now the man himself has addressed those rumors. On his blog late last month, Chan said that he started hearing …

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China Begins Censoring Weibo Microblogging Service

Weibo is China’s version of Twitter, and the microblogging service shares much in common with its Western counterpart. Weibo users anonymously report news and have been known to discuss topics often forbidden on the Chinese web. They even spread false death rumors the way Twitter does. The Chinese Communist Party sees unabridged, anonymous speech, especially when it’s about political corruption, …

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China Censors Weibo Amid Rise of Political Rumors

Rumors of a coup and a scandal linking a top Chinese official to corruption and murder have prompted China’s government to shut down several accounts on the country’s ultra-popular Twitter-like site, Sina Weibo. Authorities are said to have shut down the accounts of users allegedly associated with spreading rumors that a military coup was underway in Beijing last month. Additionally, …

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Facebook’s Play on China

With Facebook soon going public, and its founder Mark Zuckerberg in China once again, one might speculate how the social networking giant might traverse the largest internet market in the world, where its site is currently banned. William Moss at Rectified.name has compiled a chart describing possible scenarios regarding how Facebook handles China. The chart suggests four possible routes Facebook …

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Kim Jong-Un Is Not Dead According To U.S. Official

We reported Friday that Twitter and Weibo exploded with rumors that North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong-Un had been killed in an assassination attempt. It turns out that those reports were just untrue. A U.S. official told CNN that there was no evidence to back up the rumors of the North Korean leader’s death. At the time, they said it’s …

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Chinese Twitter Says Kim Jong-Un Was Assassinated

It looks like Chinese Twitter, Weibo, has jumped on the death hoax bandwagon. The only problem is that we’re not so sure this time. Users on Chinese microblogging site Weibo are messaging that Kim Jong-Un, son of Kim Jong-Il and new leader of North Korea, was assassinated at the North Korean embassy in Beijing this morning. The major problem with …

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Sina Weibo Destroys Twitter’s Record

Weibo is a big deal in China. It’s even bigger than Twitter. Sina Weibo broke records with the ringing in of the Chinese New Year this weekend which saw more than 32,312 messages sent per second according to The Next Web. The utter volume of messages saw 481,207 messages sent during the first minute of the new year. As previously …

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China Loves Their Weibo

Twitter may be blocked in China, but that’s not stopping the citizens from sending 140 characters or less messages. Reuters is reporting that the use of microblogging (i.e. Twitter) has quadrupled in 2011 compared to 2010. A government Internet think tank said today that nearly half of all Chinese Internet users are taking to the near-instant service to gather news …

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