Microblogging in China

Social networking sites, such as microblogs and Facebook-like services, have become major platforms for social associations and information-sharing in China.

Sina Weibo, the most popular microblog service in terms of registered users, now has more than 200 million users.

With 485 million users, China is home to the world’s largest number of registered web users. The rising popularity of microblogging has allowed segments of the population to voice their opinions in a way that has never been seen before in China.