Fanfou

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Fanfou
Fanfoulogo 1.png
Type of site
microblogging
Available in Chinese:
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Website fanfou.com
Alexa rank Negative increase 53,307 (February 2014)[1]
Commercial Yes
Launched 12 May 2007 (2007-05-12)
Current status Active

Fanfou (Chinese: 饭否) is a Chinese microblogging (weibo) website. It was the first Twitter clone in China.

History[edit]

Fanfou.com was founded by Wang Xing with the team that created Xiaonei on 12 May 2007. The website was developed in LAMP stack with Twitter-compatible APIs.

Hewlett-Packard became its first paid customer on June 2, 2009.[2]

It was closed on 7 July 2009 due to censorship in the wake of July 2009 Ürümqi riots.[3] It was reopened on 11 November 2010.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fanfou.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ http://it.sohu.com/20090602/n264287711.shtml
  3. ^ Ward, Mark (2009-07-06). "China clampdown on tech in Urumqi". BBC. Retrieved 2017-11-25. 
  4. ^ 崔西 (2010-11-11). "王兴确认饭否域名逐步解封 暂无互动功能" [Wang Xing confirms fanfou.com is unblocking, in read-only mode]. Sina Technology (in Chinese). Beijing. Retrieved 2017-11-25. 

External links[edit]