Weibo's Piece in the China Puzzle
All the way back in 2012, restaurants across Chinese cities were full of diners taking selfies and photos of their dinner, just to share them with thousands of friends and strangers on Weibo. Fast forward to 2014, and many diners are still more interested in taking snaps than conversing with their dates, yet they're sharing them on WeChat now.
The changing habit has contributed to the findings from a recent study by Weiboscope, which concluded just 10.4 million Weibo accounts published original posts on the service, or about 5% of active users. In total, 94% of all Weibo posts came from just 10 million accounts.