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Chinese Twitter Plans English Launch: Implications for Censorship

Chinese online media company Sina Corp. recently announced its plans to launch an English version of its already popular microblogging site Weibo this year. Weibo, which has been dubbed by many as the “Chinese Twitter” and serves as the dominant

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Looking at Chinese Social Media (Part 3 of 3)

For part one and two of this three-part series on Chinese social media, visit here and here. What Next? Taking Advantage of Weibo Just how do you tap into this interface? Like Twitter, it takes a little while to get

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Looking at Chinese Social Media: Censorship and Speaking Mandarin (Part 2 of 3)

For part 1 of this three-part series on Chinese social media, click here. Time to Log On? Is it time for the Western art world to join Chinese social media? That depends on your goals. “I don’t see any reason

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Time for the Western Art World to Join Chinese Social Media? (Part 1 of 3)

Cruising In: Weibo’s Ashton Moment A few months ago, Tom Cruise made waves in both Chinese and Western media by announcing that he had joined Sina Weibo, the popular Chinese microblogging tool used by Chinese and, now, Western celebrities. “We’re

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Censors Keep Watch on U.S. Embassy Microblog

Source: The Wall Street Journal Attempts by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to stimulate discussion on Internet freedom among Chinese microblog users ran up against Beijing’s sophisticated censorship apparatus Wednesday. Now it appears that this effort has landed the embassy’s

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