Please note I wrote this blog post in 2011. Both Weibo and Twitter changed dramatically. The info here may not be accurate now.
Weibo is considered as China’s Twitter. Yet Weibo combined the simplicity of Twitter with more social functions. In a word, Weibo is more like a hybrid of Facebook and Twitter.
I listed some significant differences below. Just for your convenience. If you are a developer, this could be helpful to understand Weibo.
- The followers on Twitter is fans on Weibo.
- The following on Twitter is subscribe on Weibo.
- A tweet is called a weibo or a weibo post on Weibo.
- To retweet on Twitter is to repost on Weibo.