|Type of site||microblogging|
|Available language(s)||Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese and
|Owner||Tencent Holdings Ltd|
|Launched||April 1, 2010|
Tencent Weibo is a Chinese microblogging (weibo) website launched by Tencent in April, 2010, and is still currently under beta testing. Users may broadcast a message including 140 Chinese characters at most through the web, SMS or smartphone.
Tencent Weibo acts as social network which connecting all people together. It enhances communication between friends. Users can share photos, videos and text within a 140 word limit. The reposting function of Tencent Weibo is similar to Twitter's "retweeting", which is replied in @ form. In comparison, Tencent Weibo encourages more users to create new topics by their own. With the support of QQ, Tencent doesn't intend to launch Tencent Weibo at a strategic level, but more in order to curb the opponent, playing a role in market defence.
Many celebrities are the members of Tencent Weibo, for example, Ma Huateng, Zhou Hongyi, Liu Xiang，Jet Li etc.
Initially only QQ users could register Tencent Weibo account corresponding to their own QQ number. Weibo accounts are not automatically registered for QQ users, they need to log in Tencent Weibo page for registration. Email address can be used for registration (formerly only QQ email address were supported). Posts can be shortened into an url.cn domain name. Each user can follow up to 2,000 people. Through the QQ client (Windows Simplified Chinese version of the QQ2010 Beta 3 or later version), QQ Pinyin input method, computer, smartphone (iPhone, Android, S60, and KJava ), SMS and MMS, users can broadcast microblogging messages. In addition, photos can be inserted in all form, except SMS. Also, users can add videos (Tudao, PPTV, Youku, 56.com etc.) and songs (QQ music), which is currently only supported on the homepage.
|English ver.||Follow||Following||Follower(s)||Post||n post(s)||Repost||Reply||List|
Early in 2007, Tencent launched a microblogging-like website Taotao.com. However, due to some operating problems, on January 26, 2010, Tencent announced to shut down and merge the website into the Qzone. Later in March[when?], Qoocu.com (a blog focusing on products of Tencent) released some screenshots of the internal beta test of Tencent Weibo. On April 1, Tencent began its public beta test, people with an invitation code might take part in the test. And on the same day, Tencent released its QQ2010 version Beta3, with the microblogging feature included. In the second quarter of 2012 it had 469 million registered users.
 Developer Accessible Platform
Tencent Weibo act as an 'open' platform for developers and users to communicate and share data widely. After signing on, developers and users can use the open API interface to create an application. Through the application, they can obtain information or spread new information.
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