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Weibo’s revival: Sina Weibo is China’s Twitter, YouTube & Instagram

3 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
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With 390 million monthly users, Sina Weibo is seeing a huge revival. What was once called ‘China’s Twitter’ has now become a comprehensive platform,” writes Manya Koetse. The new numbers show a surprisingly sharp increase from a year ago, when Weibo had 212 million monthly users and many media outlets predicted that its form of microblogging was on its way out in China.
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app and website.
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