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Submission + - Will China's Weibo replace Facebook and Twitter? (

HansonMB writes: Launched in 2009, the micro-blogging service is owned by Chinese interweb behemoth Sina Corp, which happens to be the same company that partnered with Google before their deals famously floundered (cf those anxieties) and Google hightailed out of China (before coming back of course).

Weibo is often described as a Facebook-Twitter hybrid, but anyone who takes a closer look can easily see that it’s a different beast entirely. Actually, I would argue Weibo is better than both. Here’s a breakdown of its standout features—some of which Google Plus has already included, and others that I’d love to see incorporated soon.

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