Weibo: How China's Version of Twitter Changed Five Lives

The impact of the internet on society in China is arguably greater than in any other country on earth. Not only does it give people channels to express themselves - something which for political reasons has previously been almost impossible - but the increase of microblogging has amplified the internet's impact still further. China's most popular microblogging service Sina Weibo - run by the country's largest internet portal, Sina.com - now boasts at least 300 million registered users, making it a serious challenger to Twitter. Here we look at some examples of people whose lives have been changed by Weibo.

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