What impressed me most during my trip to Paris two weeks ago? It’s a tweet from Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, french Minister of Development of the Digital Economy, who I met in person in Forum NetExplorateur. First, I did not expect she, as a Minister, is using twitter daily; Secondly, when I was told her twitter id (@nk_m) then sent a tweet asking her for the possibility of tweeting in English (as she usually tweets in French) so that Chinese users can be getting in touch with her, unbelievably, she replied in a very elegant way (tweet here). In the panel, China, the Super Web Power, I said “I would not expect our Minister can be on microblogging service in near future”. But things are changing.

People’s Daily Online’s microblogging service (t.people.com.cn), aka People’s Microblogging is open to the public since 1st February. Despite the fact that it is the first microblogging service launched by a key state-owned news website in China, as a tech blogger, I did not pay much attention to it, until Today.

Premier Hu Jintao’s account

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.