The number of Chinese microblog accounts exceeded 1.3 billion in November, making this a major channel for disseminating information, according to the State Internet Information Office.
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Some of the famous joiners this year include Tiger Woods, Bill Gates, Kanye West and Cher.
Twitter is adding location to its globally popular microblogging service in a move that will let people see where "tweets" are coming from.
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