Sina will launch services similiar to Twitter

Today, sources disclosed news to the world network that in June twitter Sina would also introduce twitter service which has a name of Sina Friends. Before this, Chinese domestic market has more than ten websites similar to twitter, such as, Shuo Shuo, Fan Fou, Ji Wai and so on. Their main advantages are good supports to the Chinese language, as well as the binding to domestic mobile communications service providers and real-time chat tools. The leading sites have not been involved in this business yet.

Reporters contacted relevant Sina staff on the matter, Sina said they did not know this news .

Twitter is a variant of instant messaging, which allows users to send the their latest updates and ideas in the form of text messages sent to cell phones and personalized Web sites groups, rather than the individuals. In 2006, a blog technology leader-founder of blogger.com-Evan Williams created a new company-Obvious-launched a Twitter service. Initially, the service was only used for sending text messages to the friends’ mobile phones. By the end of 2006, Obvious upgraded the service, the user need not to enter their own phone numbers but to receive and send messages by real-time information services and personalized Twitter site.

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