Sina To Release A PC Client For The Poplular Weibo!

Posted by Greg | February 9, 2011  |  1 Comment

It seems that Sina has plans to release a PC for it’s popular twitter-like social networking site, Weibo. Weibo has been attracting a lot of attention recently and that’s of no surprise considering the number of users it’s attracted since it’s inception in August 2009.

Weibo has attracted more than 80 Million users in it’s relatively short 17 months, who post millions of posts daily. In comparison, Twitter has 190 Million users worldwide but has been active since July of 2006, more than three years longer than Weibo. The possibilities for Weibo to grow are nearly infinite considering the growth in popularity of social media in china and since China’s internet population hit 457 Million.

A screenshot of Sina’s PC version of its official Weibo Client has been posted by a Weibo user @quzheng. It looks pretty nice as you can have the accounts you follow listed as the contact lists so that you can easily ‘mention’ anyone. It also gives you the full features as the web-based Weibo, such as sending direct message, posting picture, publishing video/music link and even screenshot-capturing.

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It looks like a pretty sweet desktop client, but since it’s only offered in Traditional or Simplified Chinese it may not be so useful for some people.

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Sources: TechNode via TNW





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