|Type of site||Bulletin Board Service|
|Available language(s)||Chinese, Vietnamese|
|Created by||Robin Li|
Baidu Tieba (Chinese: 百度贴吧; pinyin: bǎidù tiēbā; literally "Baidu Paste Bar") is the largest Chinese communication platform provided by the Chinese search engine Baidu. It is an online community bound tightly with internet search services, one of the main business of Baidu. The website functions by having users search or create a bar (Forum) by typing a keyword, and if the bar has not been created before, it is then created upon the search.
As of 2010 there are more than two million bars, mostly created by fans, which cover popular stars, films, comics or books. Nearly three million posts have been published in these bars. According to Alexa Internet, the traffic of Baidu Paste Bar has taken up more than 10% of the total traffic of Baidu.
Baidu Tieba allows to post anonymously besides by account. Users can post with at most 1 picture and 1 video which is quoted from certain broadcast websites. Users cannot edit the published posts whether they have an account or not. But users can delete their own published posts and the comments from other users of their posts.
In Baidu Tieba, users cannot only publish a text post but also a post for voting. Every bar has its own 2GB video space for the member of this bar to upload. If a bar is in the top 500 of the official rank, it can have its own album.
Baidu Tieba was established on December 3, 2003. It is a completely user-driven network service. The originality of the paste bar was from Yu Jun, who is the Chief Product Designer of Baidu. At that time, the reason why established the paste bar was to combine with the search engine and built an online communication platform. It can makes people who have the same interest together, communicate and help each other expediently.
Baidu Tieba is somewhere that people can show their ideas, like a big forum. With it, people express what they think about a specific topic. In a group there are numerous smaller groups, and each group has its own keywords which is the common interest of the userbase. In addition, people can discuss in Baidu Paste Bar without creating an account. For example, one group's topic could be about about a novel. In it, the administrators of the bar would update the novel.
Famous bars 
||The neutrality of this section is disputed. (January 2012)|
|Li Yi Bar||One of the most popular bars that is famous for kuso (Theme: athlete).|
|World of Warcraft Bar||One of the most popular bars that is famous for kuso (Theme:Online Game).|
|One Piece Bar||One of the most popular bars that is famous for kuso (Theme: Comic).|
|Wu Dong Qian Kun Bar||One of the most popular bars that is famous for kuso (Theme: Fiction).|
|Zhe Tian Bar||One of the most popular bars that is famous for kuso (Theme: Fiction).|
See also 
- Baidu 10 Mythical Creatures (Internet meme) - made popular partially due to Baidu Tieba, as well as other Chinese forums.
Domain names 
- Happy 8th Birthday, Baidu PostBar!
- "贴吧_百度百科". Retrieved 2009 Feb 20.
- "Traffic Rank of Baidu, Alex". Retrieved Feb 24, 2009.
- "百度简介". Retrieved 2009.
- "百度贴吧_百度百科". Retrieved 2009.
- "Li Yi Bar". Retrieved 2009 Feb 24.
- "WOW Bar". Retrieved 2009 Feb 24.
- "One Piece Bar". Retrieved 2009 Feb 24.
- "Wu Dong Qian Kun Bar". Retrieved 2012 Nov 23.
- "Zhe Tian Bar". Retrieved 2012 Nov 23.
- "百度贴吧首页". Retrieved 23 November 2012.