(Xīn Làng Wēi Bó)
Have you ever used Sina Weibo?
Sina Weibo v.s. Weibo in China
Sina Weibo, shortened known as “Weibo”, is one of China’s largest and most popular social media platforms launched by Sina Corporation in 2009, with over 500 million monthly active users at present.
Although it’s a Chinese-based social platform with a huge Chinese user base either in China or within the Chinese cultural sphere overseas, English or English-Chinese bilingual resources are more common to spread on Weibo, which makes Weibo become a great platform for English or Chinese language learners to practice and study the second foreign language.
Know More About Using Sina Weibo
Weibo works like a combination of microblogging like Twitter and also a large-scale social media tool. It allows users to create, share, distribute, and discover news, useful information, and rich-media contents including not limited to text, photos, images, audio, videos, votes, etc. It also enables business users to promote their brands, products, services online varying from industries, to extend marketing and business to the Chinese market.
Keep reading the following Sina Weibo stories and Weibo-related tutorials. Hope helpful. 😛
? WHAT ABOUT SINA WEIBO IN CHINESE?
Sina Weibo is written as “新浪微博 (xīn làng wēi bó)” in Simplified Chinese, a compound phrase consisting of two Chinese words. The first word “新浪 (xīn làng)” is the brand name, and the second comes from its Chinese Pinyin “微博 (wēi bó)” removing the Chinese tone symbols.
The first Chinese character from Weibo “微 (wēi)” describes the micro, tiny things, like the short length of messages it conveys to the Internet audience. The second character “博 (bó)” stands for the blog service, such as blog’s Chinese name “博客 (bó kè)“. That’s what Weibo was initially defined to the market, operating as a micro-blog platform. What’s more, the character “博 (bó)” also indicates the meaning of wide, broad or rich resources, consistent with Weibo’s expectations, as its slogan said that “Find the latest and the most comprehensive information here and learn about the up-to-date trend you’re following…Weibo will guide you through every splendid moment all over the world, and show you every story behind the screen. Share anything you want, let the whole world hear your voice”.
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? SINA WEIBO STORIES AND HOW-TOS
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