China’s weibo community numbered more than 300 million users in 2013. This article assesses the rise and influence of microblogs from political, social, and commercial aspects. It examines ways the Chinese government has controlled microblogs, considers newer competing forms of communication, and assesses trends in Chinese digital discourse.
Research Article| December 01 2014
The Rise and Influence of Weibo (Microblogs) in China
Asian Survey (2014) 54 (6): 1059–1087.
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Eric Harwit; The Rise and Influence of Weibo (Microblogs) in China. Asian Survey 1 December 2014; 54 (6): 1059–1087. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.6.1059
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