Controlling our love life with a flick of the finger on our smartphone with the same ease we check messages from work or order products from online stores.
Simply describing Sina Weibo as the Twitter of China understates Weibo's unique capabilities and leadership role in the Chinese social media sphere.
With more than twice as many users as Twitter, Sina Weibo is an essential platform to more than 22% of the Chinese Internet population.
This is why social networks have become part of the relationship-building fabric of Chinese society. Roughly half of China’s 513 million netizens are using social networking sites, and all of these social networks are home grown.
While it’s true that the government makes it virtually impossible for foreign players to enter the social network market in China, some consumers use VPN services, which provide access to sites like Facebook.