Forget Twitter, in China its the Weibo Olympics – CNN.com

 

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Forget Twitter, in China its the Weibo Olympics – CNN.com.

Micro-blogging sites — called “Weibo” in Chinese — have exploded in China since one of the country’s biggest web portals, Sina, launched its Twitter-like service in 2009, a year after the Beijing Olympics.

I love how China does their own thing! Instead of following everyone on twitter they are using their Weibo. Despite all the controversy the Chinese always come out on top. This year’s Olympics is especially important to China because they received their first gold medals in swimming long dominated by the USA.

Millions of comments are being posted about Olympic-related topics, with many echoing the state media coverage’s cheers and celebration over Chinese athletes’ stellar performance, especially the two record-shattering swims by the country’s gold medalist Ye Shiwen.

I hope people put the accusations aside and see this amazing country in a better light.

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