Sometimes, it’s not a bad move getting people’s idea and starting off from there building something similar with extra features added on.
Twitter have been an international phenomenon in recent years with 75 Million users users in early 2010.
then, a few Twitter-like service have emerged from China/Taiwan with everything translated to Chinese/Mandarin and before they could actually make it big, the great wall of China denied them straight leaving these services out of reach for the massive internet users from China.
In August 2009, China’s web portal giant Sina.com 新浪 launched a beta version of microblogging service that is similar to Twitter – Weibo 新浪微博. As of early 2010, Sina’s CEO have revealed that there are already 5 Million registered users in total using the service.
Looking at the growth of the service with more users registering each day, Weibo is on its way to to bring Social Media to the next level in China. With China’s population growing thus increasing the numbers of internet users at a rapid rate each day, i wonder how big will Weibo become.
Famous Individuals on Weibo
Celebrities on Weibo
Just like Twitter, the massive amounts of signups by famous celebrities/individuals on Weibo did quite the magic in getting the numbers up, but as long as China is standing firm along with “THE GREAT (FIRE)WALL OF CHINA”, there’ll be limited expanding space for Weibo 新浪微博.
Twitter VS Weibo : the most followed users
Media on Weibo
Personally, i prefer following Chinese Celebrities more than the Western ones, so i do hope that Weibo 微博 will make it big in the next few years, but of course, i’ll still be active on Twitter as that’s where all my friends are.
Here’s a very up-to-date list of all the Web 2.0 and social-networking sites that are not accessible in China:
Blogger blogs (a.k.a. Google’s Blogspot service)
Wordpress free blogs
Google’s Picasa Web Albums (login accessible, but borked thereafter, and photos inaccessible)
Google Image search results (very frequent reset connections)
Check out the links below if you’re want to find out more about Weibo 微博
Related Links :
Twitter now has 75M users
Sina’s Twitter-esque microblogging site: A closer look
7 things Sina Microblog (Weibo) has that Twitter doesn’t
Read more about Sina Microblogging Service Weibo 新浪微博 Here