Weibo – http://weibo.com/, is a Chinese microblogging website that can be compared with a hybrid version of Twitter and Facebook. Weibo is the Chinese word for microblog and it is one of the most popular sites in China. It refers to mini blogging services inclusive of providing a social chatting and sharing platform in China. Weibo implements many features from Twitter. Users may post with a 140 character limit, mention or talk to other people using “@username” format, follow other people to make his/ her posts appear in users own timeline, repost with similar to Twitter’s retweet function. Additionally, users are allowed to insert graphical emoticons or attach own image, music, video files in every post. Comments to a post can be shown as a list right below the post, the commenter can also choose whether to re-post the comment, quoting the whole original post, to commenter’s own page.
Unregistered users can only browse a few posts by verified accounts. Neither unverified account pages nor comments to the posts by verified accounts are accessible to unregistered users. To do a sign up visit weibo’s website at http://weibo.com/signup/signup.php. You will find the registration box at the right top of the page, click on the green button which says, Register now for Weibo. This will then take you to the registration page, fill out the following fields like, your email address, password you wish to choose, the handle or nickname. Now you can access the account, and will be redirected to your Weibo account and start micro blogging. You can login to Weibo at http://weibo.com/login.