Sina Weibo

Sina Weibo is a Chinese version of  Twitter. It has became a platform for civilians to speak up and exchange their opinions with social/political elites since 2009. And it has the similar structures and plugins as Twitter in the U.S. So far it has more than 250 million registered users as of October 2011. (http://www.ciccorporate.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=748:groupm-china-and-cic-identify-luxury-voice-in-chinese-social-media&catid=52:archives-2011&Itemid=158&lang=en)

Besides Sina Weibo, the most popular social media tools in China including Renren (Chinese Facebook), Kaixin, and Tian ya blog.

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  1. As someone with limited access to Chinese media (my Mandarin is juvenile at best), I’d like to ask; Given Weibo’s role as ‘Chinese Twitter,’ what kind of discourse or changes have arisen in light of recent events that have established social media as part of ‘toolkit’ for social change and movements? As Twitter has succumb to pressures regarding censorship, have there been any similar overt, or more subtle changes in ‘domestic’ social media venues in China?

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