Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Microblogging Use in China Quadrupled in 2011: Think Tank

Melanie Lee and Jacqueline Wong, Reuters, Jan. 16, 2012

From the article: "Microblogging, or "Weibo" as it is known in China, allows users to send short messages of 140 characters or less to their followers. Twitter, the most popular microblogging platform in the world, is blocked by China's censors.The total number of Weibo users rose 296 percent to 249.9 million in 2011, data from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) showed, meaning nearly half of the Chinese Internet population used Weibo. CNNIC said in its report that by the end of December, there were 513 million Internet users in China, representing an Internet penetration rate of 38.3 percent." Read more

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