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微勃 (wēi bó): slight erection

This sounds the same in Chinese as “microblog” (微博 wēibó). A number of microbloggers have used this term to jokingly refer to microblogs. Another popular homonym for microblog is “scarf” (围脖 wéibó).

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18 March 2014, by Samuel Wade

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25 February 2014, by josh rudolph

Censorship and Innovation in China’s Social Media

5 February 2014, by josh rudolph

Teen Weibo User’s Request for Compensation Denied

19 January 2014, by Samuel Wade

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