Category: twitter

Recruiting via Sina Weibo

One of the biggest challenges facing our fast-growing social media team is finding the best talent out there. We have rarely resorted to recruiters, instead preferring to use social media. My colleague in Beijing, Jeremy Webb, created this flowchart to help in his search for talent. Posted on Sina Weibo, China’s largest Twitter-like platform, he
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US Tweets China Air Pollution, Again

Following on the success of the US Embassy Twitter feed on the air pollution, BeijingAir, the US Consulate in Guangzhou this month followed suit, with Guangzhou_Air. Launched with little fanfare last week, the US Consulate has installed air quality monitoring equipment that now Tweets at 9am and 2pm each day. Why is the US government
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Analysis of Indonesian Twitter Use

Indonesia is now the source of 15 percent of the world’s Tweets, coming in third place globally behind the US and Brazil, according to the below recent analysis by Saling Silang. Indonesia’s Tweets peak on Thursdays, but weekends are highly active……On weekends, Indonesians send out more Tweets per person than at any other time during
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Will Egypt Kill Sina Weibo?

Ongoing unrest in the Arab world already prompted China’s government to limit news on the unrest and filter searches and Tweets. Beyond censorship, these actions now may have financial impact on China’s most prominent Internet properties. Deutsche Bank last night downgraded their outlook for Sina, based on potential government action against Sina Weibo. Although filtered,
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