Prominent Weibo account with more than 7 million followers was sold for 50 yuan ($8)

Alia | October 30th, 2014 - 1:07 am
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“Weibo’s killer feature is worth no more than a pack of cigarettes.”

“Weibo is for Paris, Wechat is for Hong Kong”

Alia | September 30th, 2014 - 1:33 am
Protest in HK

The unfolding events happening in Hong Kong right now officially mark the death of Weibo and the rise of Wechat as China’s most popular social media platform, for both friends’ updates and breaking news.

Microsoft’s chatbot Xiaobing, banned on Wechat, makes a viral comeback on Weibo

Alia | June 25th, 2014 - 7:46 pm
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Posting questions to Xiaobing by @ing her on Weibo has become a viral game. Chinese netizens seem to be very much amused by the way she speaks.

One Chinese celebrity’s extramarital affair breaks social media record

Alia | March 31st, 2014 - 8:31 pm
Wen and girlfriend

This celebrity affair is literally the most viral story since the start of Weibo. It’s also a showdown by social media that traditional media need to reflect on their business models.

Sudden crackdown on political public accounts hits Wechat

Alia | March 13th, 2014 - 10:24 pm
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Wechat met the inevitable censors yesterday when a number of public accounts known for liberal political views were reported to be deleted without forewarning.