Comparative Study of Twitter and Sina Weibo

China was left behind when Facebook and Twitter were out to serve the “social monsters”, but in recent years China is catching up rapidly on the path of massive social media application among Chinese citizens, thanks to RenRen and Sina Weibo, the respective Facebook and Twitter counterparts. However, how Chinese use social media is vastly… Continue reading Comparative Study of Twitter and Sina Weibo

Social Media: Social Mobility and The Big Data

2012 is slated to be the year of the "big data" for  IT corporations and it seems that social media networks have become a big contributor to this data wave. Social media players such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest  among others have been experiencing an increase in user activities over the last 12 months.… Continue reading Social Media: Social Mobility and The Big Data

Government clampdown on social networking site LinkedIn in China

Social networking service LinkedIn appears to be the latest casualty in the Chinese government’s crackdown on social media sites as part of efforts to prevent protests from spreading to the P.R.C according to the Huffington Post. Hani Durzy, LinkedIn spokesman confirmed to AFP that access to the site is being blocked for some in China.… Continue reading Government clampdown on social networking site LinkedIn in China