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Fanfoulogo 1.png
Type of site
Available inChinese:
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Alexa rankNegative increase 53,307 (February 2014)[1]
Launched12 May 2007 (2007-05-12)
Current statusActive

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

History[edit] 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]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
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  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 is unblocking, in read-only mode]. Sina Technology (in Chinese). Beijing. Retrieved 2017-11-25.

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