Micro-blogs In China: Tweeting Through The ‘Great Firewall’

From CNN:

A handful of homegrown micro-blogging sites emerged about the same time started to gain a small, yet steadily growing, share of Chinese Internet users, beginning about 2007, around a year after was launched in the U.S. in 2006.

While almost all of the early Chinese micro-blogging pioneers faced the same fate as Twitter, most of the sites are now back online and are fiercely competing to gain a share of what many predict will soon be an exploding population of Chinese micro-bloggers.

Alex Mou is the founder of one of them. He started a Twitter-like site called Zuosa, which was shut down for “self maintenance” on July 21, around two months after Twitter was first blocked in early June.

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