Even Santa Claus is on Sina Weibo
A quick search on Sina’s Weibo today revealed that Santa Claus (圣诞老人) uses the service, and his identity has even been verified (that’s what the “V” stands for: 新浪认证, or “Sina Verified”).
But actually, a little bit more reading reveals that the account is used for Christmas promotions by Sina itself:
That account is actually a year old, though. There’s another one for 2011, based in Guangzhou rather than Beijing (??).
Hmmm, does this qualify as abuse of an identity verification system, at a time when Beijing is supposedly cracking down on accounts that aren’t clearly linked to real people? I’m sure Santa Claus is outraged.
Anyway, merry Christmas! 圣诞快乐！
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Sina should not be surprised when all they get is a lump of coal (and a sleigh full of money from those Santa endorsed promos) this Dec. 25th 🙂
As long as Santa is not from Beijing – he can use the fake identity 🙂
I don’t want to follow Santa on weibo, but are you on it?
Yep. I’m sinosplice.
Cool….duh…..just added you. You must have joined recently, as a few months back I searched and didn’t find you.
I meant ask you if you were on Weibo yesterday.
BTW, I looked on the feeds link and couldn’t find anywhere to subscribe by email. It’s not that big of a deal, but I wanted to inform you.