Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger in face of competition from WeChat, Line

  Facebook is following the lead of Asian competitors WeChat and Line in opening its Messenger service to developers, as well as allowing businesses to use the app to handle customer support queries. The new features mark Facebook’s latest effort to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with the same pull with [...]

China: No Need for Open Internet?

  While state media has cited the “near flawless organization” of the Beijing Olympics in support of China’s bid for the 2022 Winter Games, critics have pointed out 2008’s broken promises on media freedom and other rights issues as cause for hesitation. Reuters’ Ben Blanchard reports one bid official’s claim that foreign attendees in 2022 would enjoy unfettered Internet access, but that [...]

Social Media Marketing in China: Weibo Marketing (2)

2. Why is Weibo so Popular in China? China’s weibo platforms are more than copycats of twitter. They have integrated the good features of Twitter, Facebook and other social network platforms. Here are some of the top reasons why Chinese internet users are so eager to embrace weibo. Weibo is easy to use, short to [...]