The site is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. with celebs and public figures starting to join.

Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo has over 250 million registered users and is one of the most popular sites in China. The Twitter-like service has started gaining popularity globally since launching an English version and now claims to have nearly half a million users in the U.S., including celebrities and public figures. So, should you sign up to the site too?

Sina Weibo implements many features that are similar to Twitter, including a 140-character limit, hashtags, talking to others using “@Username” and re-posting what they have written. Users can also insert graphical emoticons and attach images, music and video files to posts.

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