Follow5, a Chinese microblog syncing tool announced to discontinue its services in 30 days, advising its users to download all their data.

Founded in late 2007 after receiving an angel round, Follow5 once claimed millions of users. The site let users sync their microblog posts onto all the other major microblogging services or social networking sites, including Twitter, Digu, Fanfou, Kaixin001, RenRen, Tencent Weibo, Sina Weibo, Douban, Plurk, Friendfeed and so on.

Yu kunpeng, one of its founders once commented that microblogging is a hard choice for startups in China given uncertain regulations, gloomy profit picture and portals’ aggressive attacks.

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Ben Jiang

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