How to Sign Up for Weibo in English

UPDATE: Through a little URL sniffing I found this English-sign up page.

More and more I’m hearing folks ask me how do you sign up for Weibo in English, so I thought I’d make a quick little guide with the help of my translator (i.e. wife).

The easiest way to do this is to download Google Chrome and get the translation extension that will translate, on the fly, any webpage.  Now the English-Chinese translations are never quite perfect, in fact, they’re usually quite a bit worse than say English-Spanish or English-French, but you can get the general idea of what is going on through those plug-ins that will do the translation for you.

If you don’t have Google Chrome, here is what the first two pages say when you get started with Weibo.

Goto http://www.weibo.com

Click the Blue button at the top right.

 

That will take you to the details screen, where you enter the details as follows.  When you click the submit button at the end, you’ll get an activation notice saying that an email has been sent your email address.  Click the link there and you should be good to go.

 

 

 

Now, as for who to follow, I’m creating a list of English-speaking Weibo users on another site.  Will have that up shortly.

 

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