Weibo, Rumors, and Real Name Registraion with Jeremy Goldkorn
Update: Jeremy has recommended some users on Weibo. Find list below.
Recorded on May 1, 2012
For this edition of Artman Talks, we’re speaking with Jeremy Goldkorn, of Danwei fame, about weibo’s positioning in the Chinese market as well as some speculation over Sina Weibo’s future and how real name registration plays into this.
The main takeaway is twofold:
- Real name registration has been tried before and didn’t work. Ergo, there’s no reason it should work this time, nor should we expect it to.
- The government won’t shut down Sina Weibo, because Sina does such a good job of cleaning up unwanted posts.
Have a listen yourself and let us know what you think.
Jeremy’s Weibo Recommendations